Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 371,526 Show data context 108,343 Show data context
1921 370,438 Show data context 101,527 Show data context
1930 372,741 Show data context 79,784 Show data context
1931 372,981 Show data context 77,752 Show data context
1940 329,085 Show data context 96,204 Show data context
1941 297,168 Show data context 127,315 Show data context
1950 256,193 Show data context 156,653 Show data context
1951 262,658 Show data context 149,433 Show data context
1960 258,997 Show data context 147,599 Show data context
1961 258,371 Show data context 148,437 Show data context
1970 252,942 Show data context 139,316 Show data context
1971 252,116 Show data context 138,405 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: 17th June 2021