Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 114,605 Show data context 255,833 Show data context
1930 127,571 Show data context 245,170 Show data context
1931 124,859 Show data context 248,122 Show data context
1940 103,193 Show data context 225,892 Show data context
1941 90,190 Show data context 206,978 Show data context
1950 69,843 Show data context 186,350 Show data context
1960 80,483 Show data context 178,514 Show data context
1961 76,376 Show data context 181,995 Show data context
1970 72,254 Show data context 180,688 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Derbyshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th June 2021