Surrey homes are the most valuable in the UK. (Reuters)

Homes in Britain are worth a total of £5.6tn, with the most valuable properties found in Surrey, a survey reveals.

The county's homes are worth £288bn of the UK total, while the area also tops the list as having the most property wealth per head - £255,125.

According to research carried out by Primelocation, the South dominates the country when it comes to property prices, an expected trend as more and more buyers seek proximity to London.

The South East is the region with the highest property wealth, with its total of £1.65tn accounting for nearly 30 percent of the UK total.

Othe counties that ranked high included Dorset, Buckinghamshire and East Sussex. North Yorkshire came in 15th with a property wealth total of £126,967 per head.

"Property wealth per head is driven by one key factor - demand," said Nigel Lewis, property analyst at Primelocation. "Homes in and around the capital will always be sought-after because of the increased population density in the South and its bettwe employment opportunities.

The Top 10 UK counties (Property Wealth / per head)

1: Surrey - £287.6 bn / £255,125.

2: Dorset - £83.8bn / £207,220.

3: Buckinghamshire - £98.8bn / £198,490

4: East Sussex - £101.2bn / £196,300.

5: Essex - £252.4bn / £178,705.

6: Hertfordshire - £194.3bn / £175492.

7: Devon - £121.3bn / £161,817.

8: Hampshire - £206.4bn / £159,171.

9: Kent - £224.5bn / £157,288.

10: Warwickshire - £77.9bn / £145,4317.

UK average per head - £89.918.