About this layer
The data covers all farm business in Northern Ireland. Data is collected directly from farm business through a survey and supplemented with administrative data from the Animal and Public Health Information System (APHIS).
Information is available on the Number of Farms, Number of Less favourable Area (LFA) Farms, Number of Non LFA Farms, Area Farmed (ha), Crops (ha), Grass (ha), Number of Cattle, Number of Sheep, Number of Pigs, Number of Poultry, Number of Farmers, Number of self Employed, Number of Spouses, Number of Other Workers, Total Labour on Farms, Number of v.small/small/medium/large farms.
The farm census statistics have been collected since 1847 and historical data are available on the DAERA website. The statistics are used by a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to understand the nature of farming in Northern Ireland.
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