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Farms

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms there were in each county in England in each year since 2001. (185649)

The following table shows the number of registered holdings at June each year for 2001 to 2006 by county/unitary authority.

Holdings in England by county/unitary authority

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees

285

301

297

297

293

302

South Teesside

241

254

261

268

276

284

Darlington

256

269

270

277

281

289

Durham CC

2,382

2,499

2,538

2,591

2,655

2,781

Northumberland

2,574

2,669

2,701

2,728

2,777

2,905

Tyneside

270

264

265

278

282

283

Sunderland

65

65

65

64

72

78

West Cumbria

2,372

2,455

2,493

2,549

2,572

2,802

East Cumbria

5,071

5,245

5,356

5,396

5,419

5,717

Halton and Warrington

265

276

280

280

285

282

Cheshire CC

4,803

5,135

5,216

5,226

5,265

5,351

Greater Manchester South

473

500

500

508

509

498

Greater Manchester North

1,196

1,257

1,253

1,241

1,254

1,257

Blackburn with Darwen

263

288

299

297

297

312

Blackpool

39

42

46

44

46

46

Lancashire CC

6,076

6,420

6,437

6,507

6,531

6,631

East Merseyside

227

234

239

237

237

237

Liverpool

11

14

12

11

11

13

Sefton

123

131

128

129

130

143

Wirral

130

136

137

141

145

148

Kingston upon Hull, City of

13

16

16

17

20

16

East Riding of Yorkshire

2,909

3,050

3,085

3,124

3,140

3,108

North and North East Lincolnshire

968

1,039

1,040

1,038

1,023

998

York

426

448

445

438

439

432

North Yorkshire CC

9,612

10,109

10,244

10,324

10,370

10,711

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

1,431

1,498

1,530

1,550

1,547

1,529

Sheffield

303

335

349

372

364

372

Bradford

884

968

979

997

1,002

1,002

Leeds

663

716

714

706

707

731

Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

2,450

2,691

2,695

2,722

2,715

2,700

Derby

31

33

38|

36

35

45

East Derbyshire

955

1,008

1,033

1,030

1,055

1,080

South and West Derbyshire

3,636

3,853

3,926

3,992

4,092

4,361

Nottingham

8

8

10

11

13

14

North Nottinghamshire

1,582

1,663

1,667

1,687

1,732

1,767

South Nottinghamshire

770

799

814

810

823

862

Leicester

12

11

14

15

19

22

Leicestershire CC and Rutland

3,362

3,548

3,589

3,638

3,661

3,880

Northamptonshire

2,406

2,529

2,537

2,577

2,659

2,800

Lincolnshire

6,335

6,571

6,553

6,565

6,615

6,742

Herefordshire, County of

4,303

4,574

4,631

4,704

4,825

5,066

Worcestershire

3,677

3,955

3,980

4,033

4,090

4,137

Warwickshire

2,804

2,950

2,971

3,037

3,070

3,074

Telford and Wrekin

340

364

377

386

401

395

Shropshire CC

5,840

6,205

6,274

6,349

6,524

6,544

Stoke-on-Trent

73

82

80

85

87

104

Staffordshire CC

5,682

6,038

6,105

6,138

6,246

6,271

Birmingham

50

53

55

61

63

66

Solihull

258

270

270

282

284

287

Coventry

75

82

84

91

89

102

Dudley and Sandwell

56

63

63

74

82

70

Walsall and Wolverhampton

88

89

87

88

90

95

Peterborough

242

240

243

247

256

275

Cambridgeshire CC

3,307

3,345

3,414

3,403

3,471

3,459

Norfolk

6,293

6,511

6,589

6,751

6,783

6,658

Suffolk

4,390

4,610

4,764

4,862

4,975

4,954

Luton

8

8

7

7

10

9

Bedfordshire CC

1,345

1,402

1,414

1,429

1,407

1,410

Hertfordshire

1,470

1,544

1,590

1,629

1,657

1,637

Southend-on-Sea

1

1

1

5

1

5

Thurrock

1

1

1

121

1

121

Essex CC

3,886

4,100

4,161

4,175

4,232

4,151

Inner London—West

5

6

10

9

14

33

Inner London—East

10

14

15

13

15

20

Outer London—East and North East

148

161

160

164

164

164

Outer London—South

159

173

178

161

168

177

Outer London—West and North West

112

118

127

132

140

137

Berkshire

984

1,076

1,091

1,136

1,138

1,183

Milton Keynes

222

233

237

240

242

274

Buckinghamshire CC

1,993

2,094

2,134

2,164

2,205

2,312

Oxfordshire

2,511

2,614

2,634

2,662

2,783

2,910

Brighton and Hove

26

30

3,036

38

45

East Sussex CC

2,857

3,048

3,078

3,158

3,288

3,363

Surrey

2,043

2,180

2,239

2,207

2,290

2,292

West Sussex

2,460

2,600

26,43

2,673

2,764

2,822

Portsmouth

6

9

9

10

10

12

Southampton

33

36

35

38

39

32

Hampshire CC

3,740

3,969

4,285

4,302

4,320

4,558

Isle of Wight

605

645

680

689

709

713

Medway

108

115

123

134

131

123

Kent CC

4,873

5,323

5,511

5,538

5,600

5,696

Bristol, City of

55

62

68

74

77

94

North and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire

2,592

2,789

2,841

2,865

2,929

3,007

Gloucestershire

4,483

4,797

4,829

4,874

4,982

5,068

Swindon

219

231

231

236

231

241

Wiltshire CC

3,633

3,839

3,864

3,909

3,960

4,059

Bournemouth and Poole

38

35

36

36

44

46

Dorset CC

3,713

3,968

3,979

4,076

4,169

4,349

Somerset

7,516

8,016

8,212

8,312

8,551

8,869

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

8,393

8,842

8,956

8,997

9,066

9,208

Plymouth

38

40

40

45

46

48

Torbay

52

60

56

60

63

72

Devon CC

141,291

14,794

15,001

15,199

155,961

16,033

England

177,934

187,871

190,687

192,824

1959,081

200,381

1 Suppressed to prevent disclosure of information about individual holdings in the East of England region.

Source:

June Agricultural Survey