Wales Dep — Current theme: Agriculture and Land Use

These simple graphs compare Wales with national trends:




Agriculture and Land Use

This aspect of the Vision of Britain system presents data from two kinds of source: Agricultural Censuses, which gathered data on the kinds of crops planted and animals raised, usually from farmers; and Land Use Mapping, which actually surveyed land use, field by field. Work on this theme has been funded by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Frederick Soddy Trust. Our most detailed information on land use is, in fact, the complete set of the maps published by the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, included in our 'Historical Mapping' section.



We hold these detailed statistics for Wales, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 (31)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1922-35 1930 to 1931 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1922- (22)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42 1940 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 (30)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1957-60 1960 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1957-60 (30)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1961-3 1961 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1961-3 (29)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1891 through 1901. 1891 to 1901 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1891-1901 (18)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1910. 1910 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1910 (19)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1920. 1920 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1920 (21)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1950-51 1950 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1950-51 (32)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1866. 1866 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1866 (15)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869. 1869 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 (16)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871. 1871 to 1877 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1871- (17)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881. 1881 to 1885 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- (16)
Acreages of farms by type of tenure. 1891 to 1901 Agricultural Census Tenure-type Categories for 1891 (2)
Ages and usage of fowls (chickens) as recorded by the Agricultural Census 1961 Agricultural Census Categories of Fowl in 1960 (4)
Ages of fowls (chickens) as recorded by the Agricultural Census 1940 to 1961 Agricultural Census Categories of Fowl in 1950 (2)
Ages of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1866 to 1891 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1866-1891 (2)
Ages of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1900-10 (3)
Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1866 to 1971 Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census (6)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1866 to 1891 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1866-91 (3)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1901 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1900-01 (4)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1910 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1910-11 (5)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1931 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1920-31 (7)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1940 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1940-41 (10)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1950 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1950-51 (11)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1960 to 1961 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1960-61 (14)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1970-71 (16)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1869 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1869 (2)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1871 to 1885 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1870-1885 (2)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1891 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1891 (3)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1900-10 (3)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1931 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1920-31 (5)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1940 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1940-51 (6)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1866 to 1971 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland (2)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Land Utilisation Survey 1931 Land Utilisation Survey farmland categories (2)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1930 to 1931 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1930 (6)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1940 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1940 (7)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1950 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1950 (9)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1960 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1960 (10)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1970 (8)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1930 to 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Categories for Farmworkers (5)
Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970. 1866 to 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories (13)
Generalised Categories for Horses as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1871 to 1940 Agricultural Census Generalised Horse Categories (2)
Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories (3)
Generalised Crop Acreages 1866 to 1970 Generalised Crop Categories (6)
Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1940 to 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Pig Categories (3)
Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories (3)
Land Utilisation in the 1930s (LUSGB data) 1931 Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain categories (6)
Ownership of rough grazing land 1940 to 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Rough Grazing (2)
Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1871 to 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Pasture (2)
Sizes and tenure-type of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1910 Agricultural Census Tenure-type Categories for 1891 (2)
Agricultural Census Farm Size in four categories (4)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1931 Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1920 (7)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1950 to 1970 Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 (12)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1970 Agricultural Census Farm Size in four categories (4)
Total area, in acres 1931 Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain Total (1)
Total areas of reporting units 1866 to 1970 Total Area (for Farm Census) (1)
Total Farm Workforce, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1930 to 1970 Variable for total number of farmworkers (1)
Total number of farms and smallholdings 1920 to 1970 Total Number of Farms (1)
Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census 1866 to 1970 Types of animal listed by the Agricultural Census (6)
Types of goat as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1961 Agricultural Census Goat Categories for 1961 (2)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1900-10 (2)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1931 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1920-30 (3)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1940 to 1970 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1940-41 (8)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1950 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1950-51 (9)
Types of poultry as recorded by the Agricultural Census. 1885 to 1961 Agricultural Census Poultry Categories (4)
Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 to 1931 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1920-30 (4)
Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1940 to 1950 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1940-50 (6)
Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1960 to 1970 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1960-70 (6)

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