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 2,500 Show data context 3,700 Show data context 2,678 Show data context 440 Show data context
1931 2,117 Show data context 3,607 Show data context 2,775 Show data context 400 Show data context
1950 2,245 Show data context 3,089 Show data context 2,762 Show data context 380 Show data context
1960 2,038 Show data context 2,789 Show data context 2,659 Show data context 398 Show data context
1970 520 Show data context 1,866 Show data context 2,139 Show data context 504 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, Gloucestershire 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: 17th October 2019