Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 777,768 Show data context 8,498 Show data context 3,218 Show data context
1921 766,724 Show data context
1930 729,838 Show data context 29,152 Show data context 4,802 Show data context
1931 724,474 Show data context 30,512 Show data context 4,877 Show data context
1940 694,774 Show data context 29,892 Show data context 8,903 Show data context
1941 698,986 Show data context 31,926 Show data context
1950 697,469 Show data context 25,208 Show data context 12,145 Show data context
1951 698,584 Show data context 25,542 Show data context
1960 693,251 Show data context 18,723 Show data context 12,842 Show data context
1961 690,802 Show data context 18,537 Show data context 12,694 Show data context
1970 648,674 Show data context 16,784 Show data context 4,167 Show data context 9,743 Show data context
1971 651,914 Show data context 15,723 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, Essex 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