Statistical data set

Structure of the agricultural industry in England and the UK at June

Detailed annual statistics on the structure of the agricultural industry at 1 June in England and the UK.

These data series show land and crop areas, livestock populations and agricultural workforce estimates for England and the UK as at 1 June each year. The results come from the long-running June surveys of agriculture and horticulture that are carried out each year in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The information includes long-term trends or detailed results for different types of farm, farm size or geographical area. The series are updated as new results become available.

The sample size for the June survey changes each year depending on UK and EU requirements. In years such as 2010 and 2013 when the EU requires very detailed information on the structure of the UK agricultural industry the sample size is increased. This enables us to produce good quality estimates for detailed geographies in those years. In other years the sample size is smaller to reduce the burden on farmers and we do not produce detailed breakdowns in those years.

England

English geographical breakdowns

Geographical breakdowns are only available in the years that correspond to the EU Farm Structure Survey. Updates for 2016 are currently in progress, with next updates expected for 2020.

UK

Defra statistics: farming

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Published 2 January 2010
Last updated 20 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated National Character Area dataset.
  2. Updated with national parks dataset to 2016.
  3. Updated local authority dataset.
  4. Updated UK June time series, crops and oilseed area and yield and key results datasets.
  5. Updated England Less Favoured Areas dataset.
  6. Updated England results by size of farm, England results by type of farm and UK results by size of farm.
  7. Updated UK cereal and oilseed area, yield and production dataset.
  8. Updated areas of outstanding natural beauty dataset to include 2016 data.
  9. Updated England annual time series dataset.
  10. Updated UK June dataset, adding 2017 data.
  11. Updated England time series 1983 -2017.
  12. Regular update of standard output.
  13. Updated cereal and oilseed area, yield and production statistics.
  14. UK annual time series, cereal and oilseed area, yield and production, key results by UK country datasets updated.
  15. Updated datasets for England - results by type of farm, and English geographical breakdowns by county/unitary authority.
  16. Updated England time series 1983 -2016
  17. Replaced ODS version of UK annual time series 1984 to 2016 with XLS version to retain formatting.
  18. Updated with UK annual time series 1984 to 2016 dataset.
  19. Updated June time series for England.
  20. Updated England and UK size band datasets.
  21. UK annual time series, cereal and oilseed area, yield and production, key results by UK country datasets updated.
  22. Annual time series for England updated.
  23. Cereal and oilseed area, yield and production dataset upadted
  24. UK annual time series: 1984 to 2015 updated.
  25. Annual time series for England updated.
  26. Updated England results by type of farm dataset, added new England Less Favoured Areas dataset, and updated UK results by size of farm dataset.
  27. England results by size of farm dataset updated with 2014 data.
  28. UK annual time series: 1984 to 2014 updated.
  29. Updated UK statistics by size of farm for 2014.
  30. Updated UK annual time series: 1984 to 2014; UK cereal and oilseed area, yield and production; Key results by UK country: 1866 to 2013
  31. Updated with new local natural partnership data series and replaced farm type data series.
  32. Updated AONB, National Charcter Areas and National Parks data.
  33. Updated England time series 2014.
  34. Revised UK data and other English results.
  35. Revised UK annual time series: 1984 to 2014.
  36. Updated UK time series to include figures for 2014.
  37. Updated England annual time series to 2014, amended UK time series.
  38. Updated data sets showing English county statistics, English statistics by farm type and UK statistics by size of farm for 2013.
  39. Updated England data set for results by size of farm to include figures for 2013.
  40. Updated UK time series to include figures for 2013.
  41. Updated UK figures for 2012.
  42. Updated with final estimates for June 2013 for England.
  43. Updated UK annual time series and UK cereal and oilseed area, yield and production spreadsheets to include provisional figures for 2013.
  44. Updated English results by farm size and added UK results by farm size.
  45. Updated England time series to include figures for June 2013.
  46. Added figures for the four countries of the UK to the annual UK time series.
  47. First published.