For our customers who have an All-in-one subscription, we want to mention that the 1944 Swedish national agricultural census is now accessible. If you have an All-in-one subscription, you can find the 1944 agriculture census by doing the following:
- Go to archive search
- Enter SCB in the source box
- Select: Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB) – Byrån för jordbruksstatistik, Allmänna jordbruksräkningen 1944
The material covers all of Sweden and includes information for approximately 400 farms. The archive consists of forms filled out and signed by the owner or tenant of each farm.
Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB) – Byrån för jordbruksstatistik, Allmänna jordbruksräkningen 1944 H1AB:78 (1944-1944) Image 240 (AID: v835732.b240, NAD: SE/RA/4204012004) Link.
The picture above shows the form that Knut Andersson at Gärdslätt rusthåll, in Rinna parish in Östergötland county filled out. The property consisted of 97 hectares or about 240 acres of land with the following divisions:
- Arable land – 26 hectares
- Garden – 1 ½ hectares
- Pasture – 5 hectares
- Forest area – 61 hectares
- Other grounds – 3.5 hectares
The form also shows that Knut owned a seeding machine, a reaper, a hay baler, a horse rake on wheels and a tractor. There was also water and electrical power on the farm.
The results of the agriculture census were compiled by Statistiska centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden) in a 570-page report. The report can be downloaded from Statistics Sweden’s website. Go to the report.
The 1944 agricultural census also includes another form which provides information on what crops were grown and the livestock on the farm. We have not yet scanned this form but we will be scanning it in the future. Our goal is to begin the scanning before the end of the year. Once the form is online, our All-in-one’s customers will have access to detailed information about the crops grown and livestock on each farm.
Note - The National Agriculture Census 1944 ( Allmänna jordbruksräkningen 1944) archive is only accessible for customers with an All-in one subscription. More information is available our website.