Surrey Stats & Facts

Village in Surrey

Although Surrey is 35th out of 48 English counties in order of size, the population ranks 13th in numerical terms, at about 1.2 million.

A population which continues to grow, with annual births outstripping deaths by 3000 and around 4000 more people moving into Surrey each year than leaving.

Surrey is a popular place to move to but the population remains quite balanced, with children (under 18) and older people (over 65) both representing around 20% of the population.

This reflects Surrey's reputation as a place to establish a family home. Married couples head 70% of family households and 59% of those with under 18s have 2 or more children.

Work & Education In Surrey

Whilst Surrey is renowned for being part of the commuter belt, 75 % of residents work within the county. This includes 14% who work from home, indicative of a quite high, 17% self employment rate.

Wages for those directly employed are 13% above the national average for their type of work and twice as many are likely to be in managerial roles. Surrey residents are amongst the highest earners in the UK.

They contribute to an economy surpassing £40 billion per annum, with a particular focus. The share of knowledge based businesses in Surrey is 55% higher than the national average.

The employment position is reflected by qualifications held, with 36% of adults having a degree, or senior professional qualification. A trend which is likely to continue.

The independent sector educates 21% of Surrey's children, three times the national average. Not that the 400 schools in the state sector are being left behind.

Over 90% of pupils achieve the expected standard at aged 7. Similar figures are maintained at age 11 and 84% go on to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade A to C.

The Outcome For Surrey

Educational achievement continues in the sixth form. With A Level, or Baccalaureate rates nearly 40% above national averages and core subjects such as Maths showing high attainment levels.

A sound educational base helps maintain the percentage of people who go on to study for a degree, or professional qualification. To meet workforce needs, or establish their own business.

Nowhere is perfect. Surrey is not a cheap place to live, crime and abuse exist, although social cohesion and outcome are good.

Reflected in stats such as having less than 0.4% of under 18s subject to a child protection plan and in resident surveys. The number of people satisfied with where they live consistently high.

There are over 1800 established community groups in Surrey, alongside facilities for most activities you could think of. Urban areas tend to have a cared for feel, the countryside is accessible and well maintained.

We believe that Surrey is a great place to live and our team will be pleased to help you join us. See more on moving to Surrey, or the range of removals guides we offer.