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 4,614 Show data context 3,787 Show data context 2,027 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 3,156 Show data context 2,650 Show data context 1,606 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 844 Show data context 688 Show data context 466 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 1,576 Show data context 1,335 Show data context 913 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 2,535 Show data context 2,317 Show data context 1,562 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 3,148 Show data context 2,890 Show data context 2,224 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 974 Show data context 978 Show data context 1,014 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 545 Show data context 598 Show data context 821 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 47 Show data context 55 Show data context 158 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 45 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 29 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 23 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, Lancashire 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/10041831/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 20th October 2019