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Agricultural small area statistics

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  • Release date: 20 July 2016
  • Period covered: 2002 to 2015
  • Next update: 26 July 2017
A report presenting key results for the different types of land usage, livestock numbers and agricultural labour.

Statistics on agricultural land areas, numbers of livestock and numbers of agricultural workers in Wales are included at a small area and regional scale. Data are taken at June each year.

Key points

  • As a source of local level agricultural data for researchers and analysts. We make available a consistent set of results for the June agricultural surveys from 2002 to 2015 as a spreadsheet on the Welsh Government internet site.
  • The report describes the way that we ensure that information that might identify individual farmers or farms is not released. This is to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Agricultural Statistics Act 1979 and the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
  • The report also considers the data quality issues that arise in using results from the June Agricultural Survey. This helps users to decide when the results are “fit for purpose” and when using them is inappropriate.


The spreadsheet with this bulletin was revised on 31 October 2016. The values for ‘total area farmed’ for 2015 have been corrected in the “Small Area” and “regional” worksheets. Other results in the spreadsheet are unaffected.


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