Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 177,377 Show data context 48,930 Show data context
1921 176,434 Show data context 43,887 Show data context
1931 189,827 Show data context 25,943 Show data context
1941 156,784 Show data context 50,219 Show data context
1951 135,057 Show data context 72,075 Show data context
1961 150,749 Show data context 53,549 Show data context
1971 144,610 Show data context 52,194 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: 20th June 2019