Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 775,922 Show data context 109,309 Show data context 2,395 Show data context
1921 761,175 Show data context
1930 716,419 Show data context 135,091 Show data context 2,363 Show data context
1931 709,813 Show data context 136,693 Show data context 2,300 Show data context
1940 675,759 Show data context 141,988 Show data context 2,021 Show data context
1941 679,749 Show data context 150,681 Show data context
1950 649,632 Show data context 170,423 Show data context 1,490 Show data context
1951 648,332 Show data context 170,788 Show data context
1960 626,892 Show data context 176,518 Show data context 733 Show data context
1961 622,092 Show data context 174,144 Show data context 682 Show data context
1970 581,025 Show data context 177,346 Show data context 3,436 Show data context 196 Show data context
1971 576,755 Show data context 178,794 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 total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Lancashire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019