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

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Quebec)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
Que.  
Total number of farms 41,448 38,076 35,991 32,139 30,675
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 3,638,801 3,429,610 3,456,213 3,417,026 3,462,935
Farms reporting 41,448 38,076 35,991 32,139 30,675
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 88 90 96 106 113
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 3,166,015 3,000,832 2,958,514 2,852,881 2,831,857
Farms reporting 39,968 37,169 35,023 30,995 29,677
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 79 81 84 92 95
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 472,785 428,778 497,699 564,145 631,078
Farms reporting 10,386 8,932 9,665 10,468 10,534
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 46 48 51 54 60
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 1,744,396 1,638,453 1,738,811 1,849,938 1,933,274
Farms reporting 36,035 31,160 28,676 26,036 23,967
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 48 53 61 71 81

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