Dáil Éireann - Volume 345 - 02 November, 1983

Written Answers. - Farm Holdings.

231. Mr. Nolan asked the Taoiseach if he will give a breakdown of farm holdings over 100 acres in the Republic.

The Taoiseach: The information available is set out in the following table and shows the number of holdings, recorded in the June 1980 Census of Agriculture, classified by size of holding.

Size of Holding

Number of Holdings

Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres

22,469

Above 5 and not exceeding 10 acres

20,882

Above 10 and not exceeding 15 acres

18,585

Above 15 and not exceeding 30 acres

57,870

Above 30 and not exceeding 50 acres

56,196

Above 50 and not exceeding 100 acres

57,649

Above 100 and not exceeding 150 acres

16,954

Above 150 and not exceeding 200 acres

6,507

Above 200 and not exceeding 300 acres

4,127

Above 300 acres

2,319

Total number of holdings exceeding 1 acre

263,558