Total farm area, land tenure and land in crops, by province (Census of Agriculture, 1986 to 2006) (British Columbia)
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Average area in hectares per farm reporting||39||39||37||41||40|
|1. In 2006 British Columbia's total farm area is higher than in previous censuses due to better quality data on government land operated under a licence, permit or lease. |
2. Conversion factor: 1 hectare equals 2.471 054 13 acres.
3. Total area rented or leased from others includes land; leased from governments, rented or leased from others and crop-shared from others.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture.
Last modified: 2008-10-31.
For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.
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