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 2,738 Show data context 5,998 Show data context 4,504 Show data context 317 Show data context
1931 2,563 Show data context 5,645 Show data context 4,666 Show data context 245 Show data context
1950 2,700 Show data context 4,800 Show data context 4,928 Show data context 261 Show data context
1960 2,541 Show data context 4,474 Show data context 4,794 Show data context 313 Show data context
1970 880 Show data context 3,080 Show data context 4,244 Show data context 485 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, Somerset 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: 16th September 2019