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

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Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006)
(British Columbia)
  1986 1991 1996 2001 2006
  number
B.C.  
Total number of farms 19,063 19,225 21,835 20,290 19,844
Total farm area1          
Area in hectares2 2,411,060 2,392,341 2,529,060 2,587,118 2,835,458
Farms reporting 19,063 19,225 21,835 20,290 19,844
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 126 124 116 128 143
Total area owned          
Area in hectares2 1,457,108 1,500,189 1,562,141 1,525,403 1,549,793
Farms reporting 17,990 18,313 20,701 19,327 19,153
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 81 82 75 79 81
Total area rented or leased from others3          
Area in hectares2 953,952 892,152 966,919 1,061,715 1,285,665
Farms reporting 4,732 4,573 5,098 4,981 5,189
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 202 195 190 213 248
Land in crops (excluding Christmas tree area)          
Area in hectares2 570,843 556,796 565,738 617,545 586,238
Farms reporting 14,602 14,335 15,490 15,023 14,484
Average area in hectares per farm reporting 39 39 37 41 40

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