Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1920 626,968 Show data context 188,318 Show data context
1921 626,328 Show data context 178,821 Show data context
1930 652,244 Show data context 144,096 Show data context
1931 653,381 Show data context 140,160 Show data context
1940 626,484 Show data context 160,016 Show data context
1941 595,980 Show data context 198,508 Show data context
1950 523,231 Show data context 272,486 Show data context
1951 539,859 Show data context 256,139 Show data context
1960 528,947 Show data context 267,697 Show data context
1961 527,755 Show data context 267,456 Show data context
1970 506,408 Show data context 273,542 Show data context
1971 504,776 Show data context 274,879 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: 17th September 2019