Farming statistics – final land use, livestock populations and agricultural workforce as at 1 June 2018, England
- This publication gives final estimates of land use, livestock populations and the agricultural workforce for England from the June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in June 2018. The utilised agricultural area (UAA) in England increased by 1.5% between 2017 and 2018 and now stands at almost 9.2 million hectares. The total croppable area accounts for just over half (54%) of UAA and has increased by 2.1% to almost 5.0 million hectares in 2018. Permanent grassland accounts for an additional 41% of UAA and has remained virtually unchanged at 3.8 million hectares in 2018. The area of owned land in England increased by 1.7% to just over 6.2 million hectares in 2018. Land rented in for a year or more increased by 1.9% to over 3.0 million hectares.