Guildford Overview

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The Big Picture

Guildford is a local authority located in Surrey, in the South East of England. The population of Guildford is approximately 147,000. The area has a mix of housing including modern apartments and historic homes, with some notable historic buildings such as Guildford Castle and Guildford Cathedral. The community in Guildford is very active, with a range of festivals and community initiatives throughout the year such as the Guildford Summer Festival, Guildford Book Festival, and the Guildford Farmers’ Market. In terms of entertainment, Guildford has a number of cultural venues including the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the Electric Theatre, and G Live. The strength of the local economy in Guildford is driven by a diverse range of employers including the University of Surrey, Surrey County Council, and the Royal Surrey County Hospital, as well as several large technology companies such as Ericsson and Philips Electronics.

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Guildford Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Guildford’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Guildford Diversity

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