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Natural resource protection and enhancing the environment

24. Land use

Area covered by agriculture, woodland, water or river, urban, 2008


Contextual indicator
  • In 2008, 52 per cent of land in the UK was either grass or rough grazing, and 20 per cent of land was covered by crops or left as bare fallow. Other forms of agriculture accounted for one per cent of UK land.

  • Twelve per cent of UK land area was forest and woodland whilst 14 per cent of land area was urban land or ‘land not otherwise specified’. Inland water covered one per cent of UK land area.


Updated: 30 July 2010