Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Under 5 acres 5 to 50 acres 50 to 300 acres Over 300 acres
1920 9,190 Show data context 31,761 Show data context 17,565 Show data context 318 Show data context
1931 8,589 Show data context 33,035 Show data context 18,499 Show data context 287 Show data context
1950 7,015 Show data context 29,771 Show data context 18,096 Show data context 252 Show data context
1960 6,235 Show data context 26,331 Show data context 18,435 Show data context 327 Show data context
1970 1,201 Show data context 14,521 Show data context 18,444 Show data context 2,018 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The 1910 Farm Census listed farm acreages using this four-way classification, and data from later years have been simplified to the same bands. In most years, holdings of under 1 acre are specifically excluded.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th June 2019