Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 672,617 Show data context 5,271 Show data context 824 Show data context
1921 669,357 Show data context
1930 662,447 Show data context 11,337 Show data context 911 Show data context
1931 661,206 Show data context 11,496 Show data context 911 Show data context
1940 649,463 Show data context 14,690 Show data context 671 Show data context
1941 646,518 Show data context 16,485 Show data context
1950 646,490 Show data context 13,594 Show data context 520 Show data context
1951 646,412 Show data context 13,560 Show data context
1960 645,205 Show data context 11,541 Show data context 346 Show data context
1961 644,993 Show data context 11,283 Show data context 340 Show data context
1970 634,160 Show data context 12,159 Show data context 2,412 Show data context 96 Show data context
1971 634,495 Show data context 11,870 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, East Riding 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: 21st September 2020