Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Under 5 acres 5 to 50 acres 50 to 300 acres Over 300 acres
1920 1,136 Show data context 2,087 Show data context 1,758 Show data context 233 Show data context
1931 886 Show data context 1,909 Show data context 1,783 Show data context 194 Show data context
1950 1,158 Show data context 1,495 Show data context 1,601 Show data context 245 Show data context
1960 905 Show data context 1,321 Show data context 1,533 Show data context 264 Show data context
1970 233 Show data context 851 Show data context 1,144 Show data context 333 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The 1910 Farm Census listed farm acreages using this four-way classification, and data from later years have been simplified to the same bands. In most years, holdings of under 1 acre are specifically excluded.

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

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Date accessed: 15th November 2019