Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 815,286 Show data context 53,664 Show data context 18,650 Show data context
1921 805,149 Show data context
1930 796,340 Show data context 93,392 Show data context 19,227 Show data context
1931 793,541 Show data context 94,794 Show data context 19,542 Show data context
1940 786,500 Show data context 93,252 Show data context 18,663 Show data context
1941 794,488 Show data context 92,005 Show data context
1950 795,717 Show data context 90,281 Show data context 18,735 Show data context
1951 795,998 Show data context 89,652 Show data context
1960 796,644 Show data context 71,177 Show data context 14,343 Show data context
1961 795,211 Show data context 70,920 Show data context 13,604 Show data context
1970 779,950 Show data context 63,399 Show data context 5,850 Show data context 6,388 Show data context
1971 779,655 Show data context 61,183 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, Somerset 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: 17th September 2019