Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006) (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Newfoundland and Labrador)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
N.L.  
Total number of farms 651 725 742 643 558
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 36,561 47,353 43,836 40,578 36,195
Farms reporting 651 725 742 643 558
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 56 65 59 63 65
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 13,118 13,210 12,900 12,006 x
Farms reporting 553 548 546 479 426
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 24 24 24 25 x
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 23,443 34,143 30,935 28,572 x
Farms reporting 288 387 407 383 310
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 81 88 76 75 x
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 4,876 6,274 7,180 8,435 9,175
Farms reporting 431 468 502 477 404
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 11 13 14 18 23

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.