nCube : Total number of farms and smallholdings

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Total number of farms and smallholdings
nCube (N)
Root unit:
England and Wales ( Show data )
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The Farm Census usually lists the total number of holdings, i.e. the overall number of farms. This usually excluded holdings of less than an acre, and of course holdings of more than an acre but less than, say, 5 acres would usually be described as smallholdings rather than farms.

Data available for download:

Data for these unit types and dates are available to UK Federation members for download — select one:

Unit Type Date Data Count

1920 3

1931 3

1950 3

1960 3

1961 1

1970 3

1920 62

1931 61

1950 48

1960 47

1970 45

1961 33

nCube " Total number of farms and smallholdings " is contained within:

Dataset Groups, bringing together related datasets:

Entity ID Entity Name
NG_AGCEN_HOLDINGS Agricultural Census Statistics on Land Holdings

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_FARMS All farms

nCube " Total number of farms and smallholdings " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_FARMS_TOT Total Number of Farms

Total number of farms and smallholdings: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
FARMS_TOT:total 1 Total Number of Holdings