Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely AdmC — Current theme: Agriculture and Land Use

These simple graphs compare Cambridgeshire with national trends:




Agriculture and Land Use

This aspect of the Vision of Britain system presents data from two kinds of source: Agricultural Censuses, which gathered data on the kinds of crops planted and animals raised, usually from farmers; and Land Use Mapping, which actually surveyed land use, field by field. Work on this theme has been funded by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Frederick Soddy Trust. Our most detailed information on land use is, in fact, the complete set of the maps published by the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, included in our 'Historical Mapping' section.



We hold these detailed statistics for Cambridgeshire, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by 1970 Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1970 (31)
Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 to 1971 Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census (6)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1970-71 (16)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 to 1971 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland (2)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmworkers in 1970 (8)
Farmworkers, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Categories for Farmworkers (5)
Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970. 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories (13)
Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories (3)
Generalised Crop Acreages 1970 Generalised Crop Categories (6)
Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Pig Categories (3)
Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories (3)
Ownership of rough grazing land 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Rough Grazing (2)
Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Agricultural Census Categories for Pasture (2)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Farm Size Categories for 1950-70 (12)
Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Farm Size in four categories (4)
Total Farm Workforce, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Variable for total number of farmworkers (1)
Total number of farms and smallholdings 1970 Total Number of Farms (1)
Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 Types of animal listed by the Agricultural Census (6)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1940-41 (8)
Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1970 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1960-70 (6)

Read more about how we hold statistics here.