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 2,528 Show data context 10,596 Show data context 5,106 Show data context 75 Show data context
1931 2,966 Show data context 9,255 Show data context 4,851 Show data context 56 Show data context
1950 4,614 Show data context 8,111 Show data context 4,667 Show data context 55 Show data context
1960 3,787 Show data context 6,990 Show data context 4,466 Show data context 63 Show data context
1970 2,027 Show data context 4,547 Show data context 4,059 Show data context 255 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, Lancashire AdmC 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: 20th October 2019