Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 637,689 Show data context 14,565 Show data context 14,955 Show data context
1921 632,664 Show data context
1930 627,219 Show data context 24,623 Show data context 14,223 Show data context
1931 624,820 Show data context 25,830 Show data context 14,118 Show data context
1940 607,837 Show data context 29,413 Show data context 15,179 Show data context
1941 600,654 Show data context 35,000 Show data context
1950 598,731 Show data context 31,521 Show data context 15,130 Show data context
1951 599,604 Show data context 31,066 Show data context
1960 598,815 Show data context 25,527 Show data context 11,543 Show data context
1961 596,553 Show data context 25,646 Show data context 10,882 Show data context
1970 578,760 Show data context 23,061 Show data context 5,304 Show data context 5,544 Show data context
1971 578,361 Show data context 22,717 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, Gloucestershire 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