Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 257,785 Show data context 519,983 Show data context
1921 256,952 Show data context 509,772 Show data context
1930 307,244 Show data context 422,594 Show data context
1931 315,788 Show data context 408,686 Show data context
1940 279,905 Show data context 414,869 Show data context
1941 232,799 Show data context 466,187 Show data context
1950 157,702 Show data context 539,767 Show data context
1951 160,547 Show data context 538,037 Show data context
1960 145,047 Show data context 548,204 Show data context
1961 145,725 Show data context 545,077 Show data context
1970 90,919 Show data context 557,755 Show data context
1971 93,253 Show data context 558,661 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: 13th August 2020