Note: It should be noted that there were key methodological changes in 2020 both in how the Agricultural Census data was collected and processed. Whilst we are confident that 2020 data are broadly consistent with data produced in previous years, there are some specific variables which are more impacted than others. Data on total number of farms and labour have experienced a step change in 2020 as a direct result of the methodological changes and cannot be directly compared to equivalent figures produced previously. A detailed paper explaining this in more detail is available below.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact the statisticians at DAERAsurveys@daera-ni.gov.uk.