Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 467,786 Show data context 243,406 Show data context
1921 469,093 Show data context 234,705 Show data context
1930 512,297 Show data context 184,903 Show data context
1931 517,032 Show data context 179,039 Show data context
1940 485,282 Show data context 203,389 Show data context
1941 439,361 Show data context 247,827 Show data context
1950 341,118 Show data context 341,169 Show data context
1951 348,363 Show data context 335,300 Show data context
1960 354,799 Show data context 337,309 Show data context
1961 353,350 Show data context 338,465 Show data context
1970 315,032 Show data context 365,768 Show data context
1971 312,118 Show data context 370,220 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: 19th October 2019