Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 1,054,657 Show data context 40,427 Show data context 5,889 Show data context
1921 1,044,463 Show data context
1930 1,003,019 Show data context 70,736 Show data context 9,368 Show data context
1931 998,963 Show data context 72,965 Show data context 9,384 Show data context
1940 984,540 Show data context 69,612 Show data context 9,295 Show data context
1941 993,654 Show data context 60,981 Show data context
1950 992,239 Show data context 46,733 Show data context 10,255 Show data context
1951 993,751 Show data context 46,077 Show data context
1960 1,001,369 Show data context 43,598 Show data context 8,509 Show data context
1961 999,732 Show data context 41,506 Show data context 8,220 Show data context
1970 976,589 Show data context 40,003 Show data context 6,722 Show data context 6,493 Show data context
1971 986,160 Show data context 40,213 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, Norfolk 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: 22nd September 2019