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AGRICULTURAL TENANCY STATISTICS 2005 - 2011

DescriptionTrends in Agricultural Tenancy Agreements from 2005 to 2011. This is the first update to these statistics since June 2009 and they are being treated as an occasional update and not as a regular Official/ National Statistic.
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Website Publication DateJanuary 06, 2012

JUNE AGRICULTURAL CENSUS - TENANCY STATISTICS (2005 - 2011)

NEW DEVELOPED METHODOLOGY

As this is the first update to these statistics since June 2009, they are being treated as an occasional update and not as a regular Official/National Statistic

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CONTENTS

1 Introduction

2 Main Findings

3 Commentary

4 Background

5 Methodology

6 Reliability of tenancy statistics

7 Revisions

8 Annex A - Reported and Imputed Tenancy Data

 

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 This page presents statistics of the number of agricultural holdings with different types of tenancy agreements, generated from the June Agricultural Census for the period 2005 to 2011. It updates the last set of statistics covering the period 2005 to 2008, which were published in June 2009.

1.2 The main purpose of these statistics is to monitor the uptake of Short Limited Duration Tenancies (SLDTs) and Limited Duration Tenancies (LDTs) which were introduced following the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003. The statistics also show trends in 1991 Act Tenancies, 1991 Act Limited Partnership Agreements and in Small Landholder Act Tenancies.

1.3 It has been necessary to develop a new bespoke methodology for the production of these statistics, in order to reflect the sampling strategy within the June Agricultural Census. As this is the first update to these statistics since June 2009, they are being treated as an occasional update and not as a regular Official/National Statistic. Our future intention is to produce tenancy statistics on a regular basis and to incorporate them into our annual June Agricultural Census, Official/National Statistics publication.

1.4 This page also describes the background and methodology used to generate these statistics and describes how the reporting of tenancies on the June Agricultural Census has improved in recent years.

We welcome comments on the new developed methodology and resulting statistics contained in this report, which can be sent to:

Gilly Diggins

Agricultural Statistics Unit

Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS),

e-mail: agric.stats@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Tel no: 0300 244 9707