Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 241,482 Show data context 10,000 Show data context 2,201 Show data context
1921 234,776 Show data context
1930 194,224 Show data context 24,636 Show data context 1,870 Show data context
1931 191,247 Show data context 23,759 Show data context 1,670 Show data context
1940 175,285 Show data context 23,881 Show data context 1,545 Show data context
1941 178,958 Show data context 24,611 Show data context
1950 186,806 Show data context 20,166 Show data context 1,645 Show data context
1951 187,306 Show data context 20,237 Show data context
1960 180,215 Show data context 7,314 Show data context 1,305 Show data context
1961 178,484 Show data context 7,848 Show data context 1,231 Show data context
1970 164,733 Show data context 7,898 Show data context 6,329 Show data context 739 Show data context
1971 163,101 Show data context 8,078 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, Surrey 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: 13th August 2020