Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 1950 1960 1970
Under 5 acres 2,447 Show data context 2,861 Show data context 1,035 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 1,668 Show data context 1,632 Show data context 911 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 262 Show data context 254 Show data context 186 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 371 Show data context 344 Show data context 239 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 502 Show data context 455 Show data context 315 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 951 Show data context 818 Show data context 539 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 620 Show data context 496 Show data context 333 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 1,023 Show data context 938 Show data context 613 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 419 Show data context 451 Show data context 380 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 109 Show data context 127 Show data context 190 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 50 Show data context 57 Show data context 94 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 11 Show data context 24 Show data context 59 Show data context
Date: Source:
1950 - 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, Essex AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10186092/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 13th August 2020