Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 114,670 Show data context 207,205 Show data context
1921 114,945 Show data context 203,140 Show data context
1930 135,956 Show data context 164,606 Show data context
1931 138,075 Show data context 158,620 Show data context
1940 127,856 Show data context 154,725 Show data context
1941 106,458 Show data context 180,915 Show data context
1950 78,267 Show data context 204,060 Show data context
1951 81,029 Show data context 201,637 Show data context
1960 72,395 Show data context 198,941 Show data context
1961 71,500 Show data context 197,508 Show data context
1970 58,571 Show data context 204,811 Show data context
1971 55,173 Show data context 206,562 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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The Agricultural Census was not primarily a land use survey, but it did record the area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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Date accessed: 17th October 2019