London AdmC — Current theme: Agriculture and Land Use

These simple graphs compare London 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 London, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1920. 1920 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1920 (21)
Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1920 to 1921 Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census (6)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1920-31 (7)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1920-31 (5)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1920 to 1921 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland (2)
Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970. 1920 Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories (13)
Generalised Categories for Horses as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Generalised Horse Categories (2)
Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories (3)
Generalised Crop Acreages 1920 Generalised Crop Categories (6)
Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories (3)
Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1921 Agricultural Census Categories for Pasture (2)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1920 (7)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Farm Size in four categories (4)
Total areas of reporting units 1920 Total Area (for Farm Census) (1)
Total number of farms and smallholdings 1920 Total Number of Farms (1)
Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census 1920 Types of animal listed by the Agricultural Census (6)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1920-30 (3)
Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1920 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1920-30 (4)

Read more about how we hold statistics here.