Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 321,875 Show data context 2,085 Show data context 1,520 Show data context
1921 318,085 Show data context
1930 300,562 Show data context 9,371 Show data context 1,551 Show data context
1931 296,695 Show data context 9,844 Show data context 1,487 Show data context
1940 282,581 Show data context 9,863 Show data context 2,083 Show data context
1941 287,373 Show data context 9,609 Show data context
1950 282,327 Show data context 7,296 Show data context 1,711 Show data context
1951 282,666 Show data context 6,781 Show data context
1960 271,336 Show data context 4,323 Show data context 1,280 Show data context
1961 269,008 Show data context 4,563 Show data context 1,183 Show data context
1970 263,381 Show data context 4,591 Show data context 2,647 Show data context 562 Show data context
1971 261,735 Show data context 4,654 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 total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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

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Date accessed: 14th October 2019