Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 38,908 Show data context 220,857 Show data context
1930 47,013 Show data context 228,318 Show data context
1931 42,198 Show data context 237,730 Show data context
1940 25,398 Show data context 221,877 Show data context
1941 24,762 Show data context 194,706 Show data context
1950 17,413 Show data context 171,353 Show data context
1960 26,724 Show data context 150,420 Show data context
1961 25,120 Show data context 147,721 Show data context
1970 15,370 Show data context 113,982 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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

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Date accessed: 18th October 2019