Written Answers. - Land Statistics.

46.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state separately for each county in respect of the latest year for which details are available (a) the total area in acres, (b) the area of arable land, (c) the area of waste or other land, (d) (b) and (c) as a percentage of (a), and (e) the estimated average land valuation per acre in each county.

The following statement gives for each county (a) the total area, (b) the area of crops and pasture, (c) the area of all other land (including woods and plantations, grazed and barren mountain, turf bog, marsh, water, roads, etc.) and (d) columns (b) and (c) expressed as a percentage of column (a). The particulars asked for at (e) of the question cannot be given as the comparable figures for valuation and acreage of land are not available.

(a) Total area, (b) Area under crops and pasture, (c) Other land in each County on 1st June, 1958, (d) (b) and (c) as a percentage of (a).

1st June, 1958

County

Total area

Crops and pasture

Other land*

(b) as percentage of (a)

(c) as percentage of (a)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

acres

%

%

Carlow

221,500

194,600

26,900

87.8

12.2

Dublin

227,800

176,600

51,200

77.5

22.5

Kildare

418,600

350,900

67,800

83.8

16.2

Kilkenny

509,400

453,500

55,900

89.0

11.0

Laoighis

424,900

343,000

81,900

80.7

19.3

Longford

257,900

219,300

38,600

85.0

15.0

Louth

202,800

176,700

26,100

87.1

12.9

Meath

577,800

552,800

25,000

95.7

4.3

Offaly

493,600

357,900

135,800

72.5

27.5

Westmeath

435,600

374,400

61,200

85.9

14.1

Wexford

581,100

499,900

81,200

86.0

14.0

Wicklow

500,300

255,700

244,500

51.1

48.9

LEINSTER

4,851,400

3,955,300

896,100

81.5

18.5

Clare

787,700

553,700

234,000

70.3

29.7

Cork

1,843,300

1,346,100

497,200

73.0

27.0

Kerry

1,161,700

567,400

594,300

48.8

51.2

Limerick

663,700

589,300

74,300

88.8

11.2

Tipperary

1,051,300

865,400

185,900

82.3

17.7

Waterford

454,100

313,000

141,100

68.9

31.1

MUNSTER

5,961,800

4,235,100

1,726,700

71.0

29.0

Galway

1,467,700

823,900

643,800

56.1

43.9

Leitrim

376,800

280,800

96,000

74.5

25.5

Mayo

1,333,900

601,500

732,400

45.1

54.9

Roscommon

608,500

495,100

113,500

81.4

18.6

Sligo

443,800

300,300

143,500

67.7

32.3

CONNACHT

4,230,700

2,501,600

1,729,100

59.1

40.9

Cavan

467,200

404,400

62,800

86.6

13.4

Donegal

1,193,600

413,100

780,600

34.6

65.4

Monaghan

319,000

286,900

32,100

89.9

10.1

ULSTER (part of)

1,979,800

1,104,300

875,400

55.8

44.2

IRELAND

17,023,700

11,796,300

5,227,400

69.3

30.7

*Including woods and plantations, grazed and barren mountain, turf bog, marsh, water, roads etc.