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Land use in the United Kingdom

Land use - overview Edit

Land use - overview (thousand hectares):

Year Total area Total crops Grassland Other land Notes
2013 18,449 4,665 12,330 1,453 [1]
2012 18,349 4,748 12,282 1,319 [1]
2011 18,263 4,673 12,335 1,256 [1]
2010 18,282 4,610 12,440 1,233 [1]
2009 18,297 4,607 12,474 1,216 [1]
2008 18,697 4,735 12,774 1,188 [1]
2007 18,692 4,440 12,698 1,553 [1]
2006 18,770 4,397 12,836 1,537 [1]
2005 18,486 4,421 12,494 1,571 [1]
2004 18,431 4,589 12,429 1,414 [1]
2003 18,465 4,476 12,449 1,539 [1]
2002 18,507 4,574 12,483 1,450 [1]
2001 18,557 4,456 12,456 1,644 [1]
Year Total area Total crops Grassland Other land Notes
2000 18,311 4,665 12,262 1,383 [1]
1999 18,579 4,709 12,477 1,394 [1]
1998 18,604 4,971 12,513 1,120 [1]
1997 18,653 4,990 12,565 1,099 [1]
1996 18,750 4,722 12,731 1,297 [1]
1995 18,746 4,544 12,793 1,409 [1]
1994 18,850 4,470 12,893 1,486 [1]
1993 18,890 4,520 12,964 1,407 [1]
1992 18,849 4,982 13,037 831 [1]
1991 18,853 4,957 13,117 778 [1]
Year Total area Total crops Grassland Other land Notes
1990 18,884 5,015 13,123 747 [1]
1989 18,929 5,139 13,097 692 [1]
1988 18,992 5,256 13,105 631 [1]
1987 19,002 5,273 13,130 599 [1]
1986 18,708 5,237 12,892 579 [1]
1985 18,738 5,224 12,951 563 [1]
1984 18,753 5,123 13,054 547 [1]
  • Total area = Total agricultural land (incl. common rough grazing) = Total agricultural area + Common rough grazing = (2013:) 17,250 + 1,198 = 18,449 ha
  • Grassland = Total permanent grassland + Temporary grass under 5 years old + Common rough grazing = (2013:) 9,742 + 1,390 + 1,198 = 12,282 ha
  • Other land = Uncropped arable land + Other land on agricultural holdings (Woodland, Land used for outdoor pigs, All other non-agricultural land) = (2013:) 255 + 1,198 = 1,453 ha
  • (2011) The 60 million acres of the UK are broadly comprised of 42 million acres of "agricultural" land, 12 million acres of what is called natural waste (mountains, bog, moor and so on) and six million acres of the urban plot (houses, shops, businesses).[2]

Land use - crop areas Edit

Crop areas (thousand hectares):

Year Arable crops  wheat   barley     oats     rye,
mixed corn
&triticale 
rapeseed linseed potato sugar beet peas,
beans
maize Horticulture vegetables
grown
outdoors
orchard
fruit
soft fruit
&wine grapes
outdoor
plants
&flowers
glasshouse
crops
Notes
2013 4,502 1,615 1,213 177 24 715 34 139 117 147 194 163 116 23 10 12 3 [1]
2012 4,576 1,992 1,002 122 26 756 29 149 120 120 158 172 123 24 9 12 3 [1]
2011 4,497 1,969 970 109 27 705 36 146 113 155 164 175 129 24 10 11 2 [1]
2010 4,441 1,939 921 124 29 642 44 138 118 210 164 169 121 24 10 12 2 [1]
2009 4,437 1,775 1,143 129 28 570 28 144 114 228 163 170 125 22 10 11 2 [1]
2008 4,565 2,080 1,032 135 27 598 16 144 120 148 153 170 122 24 10 13 2 [1]
2007 4,271 1,830 898 129 27 674 13 140 125 161 146 169 121 23 10 13 2 [1]
2006 4,231 1,836 881 121 25 568 36 140 130 231 137 166 119 23 10 12 2 [1]
2005 4,251 1,867 938 90 24 519 45 137 148 239 131 170 121 23 9 14 2 [1]
2004 4,413 1,990 1,007 108 25 498 29 148 154 242 118 175 125 24 9 15 2 [1]
2003 4,301 1,836 1,076 121 23 460 32 145 162 235 119 176 125 25 9 14 2 [1]
2002 4,398 1,996 1,101 126 23 357 12 158 169 249 121 176 124 26 9 15 2 [1]
2001 4,283 1,635 1,245 112 21 404 31 165 177 276 129 173 120 28 9 14 2 [1]
Year Arable crops  wheat   barley     oats     rye,
mixed corn
&triticale 
rapeseed linseed potato sugar beet peas,
beans
maize Horticulture vegetables
grown
outdoors
orchard
fruit
soft fruit
&wine grapes
outdoor
plants
&flowers
glasshouse
crops
Notes
2000 4,493 2,086 1,128 109 25 332 71 166 173 208 104 172 119 28 10 14 2 [1]
1999 4,530 1,847 1,179 92 23 417 209 178 183 202 107 179 126 28 9 13 2 [1]
1998 4,791 2,045 1,253 98 22 507 100 164 189 213 102 180 125 30 10 14 2 [1]
1997 4,806 2,036 1,359 100 20 445 73 166 196 197 110 184 126 30 11 14 2 [1]
1996 4,533 1,976 1,269 96 18 356 49 178 199 178 111 189 132 28 12 14 2 [1]
1995 4,356 1,859 1,193 112 18 354 54 172 196 195 106 187 130 28 12 15 2 [1]
1994 4,281 1,811 1,108 109 16 404 58 164 195 228 94 189 127 32 13 14 2 [1]
1993 4,332 1,759 1,166 92 16 377 150 171 197 244 73 188 126 32 13 14 2 [1]
1992 4,784 2,067 1,299 100 22 421 144 181 197 208 51 198 135 33 14 14 2 [1]
1991 4,753 1,981 1,395 104 23 440 92 177 196 203 44 204 139 34 15 14 2 [1]
Year Arable crops  wheat   barley     oats     rye,
mixed corn
&triticale 
rapeseed linseed potato sugar beet peas,
beans
maize Horticulture vegetables
grown
outdoors
orchard
fruit
soft fruit
&wine grapes
outdoor
plants
&flowers
glasshouse
crops
Notes
1990 4,806 2,014 1,518 107 22 390 34 177 194 216 34 208 142 34 15 14 2 [1]
1989 4,931 2,083 1,654 119 20 321 17 175 197 215 25 208 141 36 15 14 2 [1]
1988 5,046 1,886 1,881 121 14 347 - 181 201 260 24 209 142 37 15 13 2 [1]
1987 5,073 1,994 1,833 99 14 388 - 178 203 208 23 200 133 38 15 12 2 [1]
1986 5,024 1,998 1,918 97 14 299 - 178 205 150 23 214 146 38 15 12 2 [1]
1985 5,012 1,902 1,967 133 15 296 - 191 205 137 20 212 143 39 16 12 2 [1]
1984 4,949 1,939 1,980 105 14 269 - 198 199 88 16 204 134 39 16 12 2 [1]

References Edit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 annual time series: 1984 to 2013 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 275KB), DEFRA - found here
  2. The great property swindle: why do so few people in Britain own so much of our land?, 11 MARCH 2011, Kevin Cahill, newstatesman.com

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