Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 1,161,191 Show data context 196,809 Show data context 20,717 Show data context
1921 1,133,804 Show data context
1930 1,137,369 Show data context 301,521 Show data context 21,951 Show data context
1931 1,135,595 Show data context 301,908 Show data context 21,985 Show data context
1940 1,122,731 Show data context 364,867 Show data context 21,466 Show data context
1941 1,133,123 Show data context 360,536 Show data context
1950 1,138,394 Show data context 331,722 Show data context 19,913 Show data context
1951 1,139,355 Show data context 333,170 Show data context
1960 1,152,143 Show data context 310,077 Show data context 14,479 Show data context
1961 1,155,496 Show data context 306,755 Show data context 13,539 Show data context
1970 1,139,179 Show data context 286,815 Show data context 18,109 Show data context 4,203 Show data context
1971 1,140,039 Show data context 287,971 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 total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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

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Date accessed: 10th August 2022