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Farm Sizes

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of farms sized (a) 1–25 hectares, (b) 26–50 hectares, (c) 51–75 hectares, (d) 76–100 hectares, (e) 101–150 hectares, (f) 151–200 hectares and (g) 201 or more hectares for the last available year and for 1985. [36431]

The information is given in the table:

Number of farms of size (hectares)19851994
Less than 2611,41312,592
26-<514,7594,754
51-<763,5673,476
76-<1012,5792,490
101-<1513,0833,205
151-<2011,5901,652
201 or more4,3574,344
Total31,34832,513
The figures come from the June agricultural census in 1985 and 1994 and relate to main holdings. The hectarages refer to total agricultural areas which include rough grazings.