Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 639,671 Show data context 521,520 Show data context
1921 635,422 Show data context 498,382 Show data context
1930 700,898 Show data context 436,471 Show data context
1931 709,759 Show data context 425,836 Show data context
1940 657,842 Show data context 464,889 Show data context
1941 613,866 Show data context 519,257 Show data context
1950 592,489 Show data context 545,905 Show data context
1951 611,515 Show data context 527,840 Show data context
1960 602,058 Show data context 550,085 Show data context
1961 601,263 Show data context 554,233 Show data context
1970 612,668 Show data context 526,511 Show data context
1971 616,155 Show data context 523,884 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: 10th August 2022