Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 489,042 Show data context 286,880 Show data context
1921 496,482 Show data context 264,693 Show data context
1930 509,522 Show data context 206,897 Show data context
1931 509,391 Show data context 200,422 Show data context
1940 448,723 Show data context 227,036 Show data context
1941 414,558 Show data context 265,191 Show data context
1950 388,389 Show data context 261,243 Show data context
1951 400,066 Show data context 248,266 Show data context
1960 418,220 Show data context 208,672 Show data context
1961 416,137 Show data context 205,955 Show data context
1970 395,798 Show data context 185,227 Show data context
1971 388,504 Show data context 188,251 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: 22nd August 2019