Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006) (Prince Edward Island)

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Prince Edward Island)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
P.E.I.  
Total number of farms 2,833 2,361 2,217 1,845 1,700
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 272,433 258,875 265,217 261,482 250,859
Farms reporting 2,833 2,361 2,217 1,845 1,700
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 96 110 120 142 148
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 200,168 185,291 191,110 193,243 180,055
Farms reporting 2,686 2,262 2,139 1,800 1,665
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 75 82 89 107 108
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 72,265 73,583 74,107 68,239 70,803
Farms reporting 1,254 1,087 1,039 871 831
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 58 68 71 78 85
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 156,498 154,103 170,361 175,488 171,296
Farms reporting 2,511 2,090 1,938 1,684 1,524
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 62 74 88 104 112

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