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 3,221 Show data context 5,928 Show data context 3,603 Show data context 855 Show data context
1931 3,049 Show data context 5,730 Show data context 3,707 Show data context 761 Show data context
1950 3,403 Show data context 5,275 Show data context 3,361 Show data context 800 Show data context
1960 3,440 Show data context 4,626 Show data context 3,118 Show data context 857 Show data context
1970 1,472 Show data context 3,043 Show data context 2,424 Show data context 974 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, Norfolk 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 October 2019