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 2,488 Show data context 5,270 Show data context 3,198 Show data context 395 Show data context
1931 2,183 Show data context 5,025 Show data context 3,190 Show data context 373 Show data context
1950 2,046 Show data context 4,781 Show data context 3,178 Show data context 389 Show data context
1960 1,978 Show data context 4,225 Show data context 3,204 Show data context 416 Show data context
1970 409 Show data context 2,815 Show data context 2,753 Show data context 573 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, Shropshire 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: 21st October 2019