Toton is a small suburb of Broxtowe. It forms part of the Greater Nottingham urban area, and is in the Borough of Broxtowe. The inhabited area is contained within the electoral ward of Toton and Chilwell Meadows. In 2001, the population of this ward was 7298, in 2913 households.
It is predominantly residential, although it does have a large Tesco store and one of the main entrances to Chetwynd Barracks (also known as Chilwell Depot), which forms a boundary to the east, with the Midland Railway and Toton sidings as a boundary to the west.