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 71,547 Show data context 162,298 Show data context 112,138 Show data context 13,174 Show data context
1931 62,615 Show data context 146,678 Show data context 110,379 Show data context 11,859 Show data context
1950 70,007 Show data context 128,710 Show data context 106,561 Show data context 12,362 Show data context
1960 65,566 Show data context 112,719 Show data context 101,801 Show data context 13,522 Show data context
1970 22,631 Show data context 72,746 Show data context 82,944 Show data context 18,903 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, England Dep 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: 09th December 2021