ARCHIVE: EU Farm Structure Survey
The Farm Structure Surveys are held across all Member States of the European Union four times every decade and are part funded by the European Commission. The Information provided to Eurostat includes crop areas and livestock numbers (both sourced from June Census data) together with information on the age and gender of the workforce (sourced from separate Labour surveys conducted in Structure Survey years). The survey data help to assess the agricultural situation across the Community, to monitor trends in the structure of holdings and to model the impact of external developments or policy proposals.
Defra (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is responsible for the collation and provision of the anonymised holding level UK dataset to Eurostat. Responsibility for data collection lies with Defra (for England), the National Assembly for Wales (for Wales), SEERAD (for Scotland) and DARD (for Northern Ireland). Data for some 65,000 holdings are utilised for the Farm Structure Survey across the UK.
EU Farm Structure Survey Publications
Page last modified: 7 July, 2010
Page published: 18 March, 2010