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.