Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Horses Cattle Sheep Pigs Poultry
1871 1,254,450 Show data context 5,337,759 Show data context 27,119,569 Show data context 2,499,602 Show data context
1877 1,388,582 Show data context 5,697,933 Show data context 28,161,164 Show data context 2,498,728 Show data context
1885 1,408,789 Show data context 6,597,964 Show data context 26,534,635 Show data context 2,403,380 Show data context 15,963,027 Show data context
1901 1,511,431 Show data context 6,763,894 Show data context 26,377,200 Show data context 2,179,925 Show data context
1931 926,004 Show data context 4,029,670 Show data context 25,580,027 Show data context 2,945,211 Show data context
1961 10,860,667 Show data context 27,801,858 Show data context 5,009,407 Show data context 104,074,897 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 - 1961 Great Britain Historical GIS Project
1931 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Agricultural Census always included counts of numbers of animals, although the types of animal varied between dates.

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Date accessed: 04th June 2020