Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 266,062 Show data context 788,595 Show data context
1921 259,765 Show data context 784,698 Show data context
1930 275,331 Show data context 727,688 Show data context
1931 279,928 Show data context 719,035 Show data context
1940 247,275 Show data context 737,265 Show data context
1941 219,468 Show data context 774,186 Show data context
1950 188,766 Show data context 803,473 Show data context
1951 194,945 Show data context 798,806 Show data context
1960 177,144 Show data context 824,225 Show data context
1961 172,841 Show data context 826,891 Show data context
1970 129,352 Show data context 847,237 Show data context
1971 135,634 Show data context 850,526 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: 13th October 2019