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

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(Alberta)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
Alta.  
Total number of farms 57,777 57,245 59,007 53,652 49,431
Total farm area          
Area in hectares1 20,655,340 20,811,002 21,029,228 21,067,486 21,095,393
Farms reporting 57,777 57,245 59,007 53,652 49,431
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 358 364 356 393 427
Total area owned          
Area in hectares1 12,053,840 12,329,826 12,684,827 12,424,484 12,154,036
Farms reporting 53,717 53,915 55,878 51,164 47,463
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 224 229 227 243 256
Total area rented or leased from others2          
Area in hectares1 8,601,501 8,481,176 8,344,401 8,643,002 8,941,357
Farms reporting 27,510 26,125 25,722 24,388 23,069
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 313 325 324 354 388
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares1 9,162,524 9,292,044 9,546,547 9,728,181 9,621,606
Farms reporting 52,347 50,732 50,268 46,028 41,172
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 175 183 190 211 234

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