Mole Valley - The District
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, which can be viewed through their website (see 'Internet links'). More information about Mole Valley can also be found by visiting the Visit Dorking and Visit Leatherhead websites (see 'Internet links').
If you want to find out more about the area of Mole Valley in which you live, including information on who your local councillor is, when your bins are collected and where your nearest parks and open spaces are try the new Mole Valley and Me section. Just enter your postcode or road name to find out more.
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 (BME).
These stats 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 (see 'Internet links'). It also features information about diversity, health, disability and carers in the county.