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

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Nova Scotia)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
N.S.  
Total number of farms 4,283 3,980 4,453 3,923 3,795
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 416,507 397,031 427,324 407,046 403,044
Farms reporting 4,283 3,980 4,453 3,923 3,795
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 97 100 96 104 106
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 359,440 344,078 373,970 353,785 x
Farms reporting 4,146 3,881 4,300 3,804 3,702
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 87 89 87 93 x
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 57,067 52,954 53,354 53,261 x
Farms reporting 1,366 1,305 1,353 1,272 1,241
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 42 41 39 42 x
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 109,512 106,231 112,364 119,219 116,609
Farms reporting 3,459 3,209 3,277 3,122 3,025
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 32 33 34 38 39

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