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.

More information about Mole Valley can also be found by visiting the Visit Dorking and Visit Leatherhead.

The 2021 Census

Census Day was on Sunday 21 March. Households were invited to complete the census online by using unique access codes detailed in letters delivered to all UK homes. Responses will help inform decisions about services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport. It gives the most detailed information possible about society in 2021.

If you have not yet completed the Census form for your household you should do so as soon as possible. If you leave it too late, you will receive a reminder letter in the post. Households that still haven't completed the form risk having to pay a fine (up to £1,000).

You can request support for yourself, or someone else, including:

  • guidance and help in many languages and formats
  • a paper version of the questionnaire, if you prefer
  • accessible census guidance, for example, in braille

There is a help area on the census website. It covers everything from who to include on the questionnaire to how to answer each question.

If you cannot find what you need there, there’s a dedicated contact centre where census staff will be on hand to give help over the phone, in a web chat or on social media.

If you need help, visit

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.