Limerick IrlC — Current theme: Agriculture and Land Use

These simple graphs compare County Limerick with national trends:




Agriculture and Land Use

This aspect of the Vision of Britain system presents data from two kinds of source: Agricultural Censuses, which gathered data on the kinds of crops planted and animals raised, usually from farmers; and Land Use Mapping, which actually surveyed land use, field by field. Work on this theme has been funded by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Frederick Soddy Trust. Our most detailed information on land use is, in fact, the complete set of the maps published by the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, included in our 'Historical Mapping' section.



We hold these detailed statistics for County Limerick, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871. 1871 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1871- (17)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871. 1871 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1871- (19)
Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1871 Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census (6)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1871 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland (2)
Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970. 1871 Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories (13)
Generalised Crop Acreages 1871 Generalised Crop Categories (6)
Total areas of reporting units 1871 Total Area (for Farm Census) (1)
Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census 1871 Types of animal listed by the Agricultural Census (6)

Read more about how we hold statistics here.