Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1921 222,915 Show data context 403,413 Show data context
1930 272,270 Show data context 379,974 Show data context
1931 257,313 Show data context 396,068 Show data context
1940 254,856 Show data context 371,628 Show data context
1941 242,846 Show data context 353,134 Show data context
1950 202,407 Show data context 320,824 Show data context
1960 215,445 Show data context 313,502 Show data context
1961 198,923 Show data context 328,832 Show data context
1970 188,368 Show data context 318,040 Show data context
Date: Source:
1921 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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

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Date accessed: 16th September 2019