Population of Reigate and Banstead

According to figures from the 2011 Census, the population of Reigate & Banstead at the end of March 2011 was 137,800. The borough has the largest population of all of the Surrey districts.

Since the last Census in 2001, the population of the borough has increased by more than 11,000, equivalent to more than 1,000 people per year. Across the period, the population has grown by around 8.7% compared to Surrey at around 6.8%.

Latest projections estimate that the population within the borough will exceed 170,000 by 2033.

Quick statistics

  • The population is evenly split by gender. Females account for 51.1% of borough population, males 48.9%.
  • The structure of the population in Reigate & Banstead in broadly similar to the national picture.
  • The proportion of residents over 65 in Reigate & Banstead (16.4%) is similar to the national average and slightly below the average across Surrey (17.2%).
  • Up to the age of 24, there are more males than females. However, there are more females in all but one of the other age bands.
  • Over the age of 65, there are around 30% more females than males. The borough has almost twice as many female residents than males over the age of 80.

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