Farm Business Survey
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FBS data builder is a specialist interactive system for professionals and researchers. It allows direct interrogation of Farm Business Survey (FBS) data to construct user defined tables.

The statistics in FBS data builder are periodically updated in accordance with the latest revisions to the FBS calculated variables (currently version 67c). The figures from some variables may thus be subject to revised calculations from time to time, most recently JUNE 2017.

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If you are a new user, you are strongly urged to go first to the User Guide which allows you to browse through some pre-specified tables first to learn how the system works.  Alternatively, go straight to Request data, or see one of the Top Queries below.


     Top Queries in
     FBS data builder*:


Links to Example Tables:Query Reference
Farm Business Income (FBI): by Region13260
Farm Business Income (FBI): by Farm Type13261
Farm Business Income (FBI): by Region and Farm Type13262
Labour productivity (agriculture): by Size of FBI and Tenure13264
Labour productivity (agriculture) (Output/AgWorkerEquiv): by Farm Type13265
Age of Farmer: by Farm Type13266
Number of Farmers: by Farm Type and Age Band of Farmer13267
Number of Farms: by Tenure and Farm Size13268
Number of Farms: by Region and Farm Type13269
Number of Farms: by Farm Type and Farm Size13270
Total Area of Farm: by Farm Type13271
FBI: by Farm Type and Performance13272

* Please note that some of these tables are also published elsewhere. For example in the Defra publication
'Farm Accounts in England', and 'Region Reports' (above)


Many users are interested in county level data, even though the data for 'Regions' (or better still 'FADN Regions') is more extensive and reliable, so we publish available data at County data

The Farm Business Survey is conducted on behalf of, and financed by, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the data collected in it are Crown Copyright

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