Mole Valley lies at the heart of Surrey, mid-way between London and the Sussex coast. It has a population of approximately 85,000 people. The majority of the district's population live in the main towns and villages of the district, in particular, Dorking and Leatherhead.
Mole Valley's countryside is extensive, accounting for more than 90% of the district's area. It contains a host of very attractive villages and hamlets. Large parts are included within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The 2011 Census
Details about the population of Surrey were revealed following the release of data from the 2011 census. The results show that more people in Surrey are educated to degree level or above than anywhere else in the South East, with Elmbridge having the highest percentage of degree holders in the county.
Surrey has also become more diverse in the last 10 years but still remains lower than the national average, with 85.3% of Surrey people reporting they were White British and 9.6%, black minority and ethnic groups.
These statistics are among the latest details of the Census which are now available on Surrey-I, the county's website for data, information and intelligence about Surrey and its people. It also features information about diversity, health, disability and carers in the county.