Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 37,416 Show data context 77,529 Show data context
1930 51,036 Show data context 84,920 Show data context
1931 47,370 Show data context 90,705 Show data context
1940 39,816 Show data context 88,040 Show data context
1941 29,301 Show data context 77,157 Show data context
1950 16,671 Show data context 61,596 Show data context
1960 17,191 Show data context 55,204 Show data context
1961 16,527 Show data context 54,973 Show data context
1970 12,828 Show data context 45,743 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 14th October 2019