Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 1970
Under 5 acres 196 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 241 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 66 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 118 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 224 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 249 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 121 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 227 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 146 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 78 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 34 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 24 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Between 1950 and 1970, the Agricultural Census reported farm sizes using these categories, defined in acres.

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


Date accessed: 10th August 2020