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 2,700 Show data context 2,541 Show data context 880 Show data context
5 acres and not exceeding 14¾ 1,963 Show data context 1,825 Show data context 1,110 Show data context
15 acres and not exceeding 19¾ 511 Show data context 412 Show data context 361 Show data context
20 acres and not exceeding 29¾ 907 Show data context 794 Show data context 593 Show data context
30 acres and not exceeding 49¾ 1,419 Show data context 1,443 Show data context 1,016 Show data context
50 acres and not exceeding 99¾ 2,447 Show data context 2,356 Show data context 1,889 Show data context
100 acres and not exceeding 149¾ 1,213 Show data context 1,204 Show data context 1,099 Show data context
150 acres and not exceeding 299¾ 1,268 Show data context 1,234 Show data context 1,256 Show data context
300 acres and not exceeding 499¾ 229 Show data context 276 Show data context 355 Show data context
500 acres and not exceeding 699¾ 25 Show data context 30 Show data context 87 Show data context
700 acres and not exceeding 999¾ 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 32 Show data context
1,000 acres and over 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 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, Somerset 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/10073900/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_1950

Date accessed: 19th September 2019