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Population Estimates & Projections

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Population estimates and projections allow businesses, government, social agencies, and other service providers to plan for future growth in the community. Explore population estimates and projections for the City of Surrey, including its six communities and the City Centre.

Population Estimates 2006 to 2016

Surrey's population has grown significantly between 2006 and 2016 to 525,220. During these 10 years, the city's population has increased by over 93,000 residents. Estimates are based on a combination of Surrey's building permit data and BC Assessment information.

Year Cloverdale Fleetwood Guildford Newton South
Surrey
Whalley (incl.
City Centre)
City Centre
component
Surrey
Total

Population Estimates 2006-2016

2006 51,100 54,550 58,500 111,160 68,690 88,000 22,270 432,000
2007 54,590 55,400 59,300 113,060 71,220 92,130 25,840 445,700
2008 57,890 55,950 59,620 116,160 74,490 93,650 27,240 457,760
2009 61,040 56,370 59,720 118,760 75,380 93,880 27,230 465,150
2010 63,660 57,170 60,080 121,970 77,750 94,820 27,720 475,450
2011 65,470 57,980 60,400 124,940 79,370 95,550 28,080 483,710
2012 67,060 59,050 60,860 127,440 81,530 96,840 29,020 492,780
2013 68,380 59,430 61,500 129,690 82,920 99,380 31,530 501,300
2014 69,890 60,050 61,720 131,470 84,470 99,770 31,610 507,370
2015 71,300 60,340 62,440 133,460 86,680 102,200 33,480 516,420
2016 72,970 61,330 62,820 135,470 90,010 102,620 33,610 525,220

Quick facts:

  • Surrey has had an average annual growth rate of 2% over the last 10 years.

  • Newton accounts for over one-quarter of Surrey's total population.

  • City Centre has had the highest annual growth rate averaging 5.1% over the last 10 years.

Population Projections 2017 to 2046

Surrey's population is projected to increase by over 300,000 people in the next three decades.

Based on these projections, Surrey will have a population approaching 1 in 4 residents of Metro Vancouver around the year 2046. These projections are prepared by the Planning and Development Department.

Year Cloverdale Fleetwood Guildford Newton South
Surrey
Whalley (incl.
City Centre)
City Centre
component
Surrey
Total

Population Projections 2017-2046

2017 74,090 62,400 62,990 137,530 92,760 104,950 35,470 534,720
2021 78,630 66,260 65,260 146,140 102,940 115,720 44,060 574,950
2026 86,220 69,290 70,200 156,480 112,970 130,720 55,170 625,880
2031 97,790 71,720 78,580 164,350 124,830 150,150 67,500 687,420
2036 107,020 74,810 88,260 169,260 136,670 170,570 77,900 746,590
2041 113,830 77,400 98,280 171,450 145,670 194,330 88,710 800,960
2046 118,310 78,860 102,330 171,620 150,400 213,640 98,290 835,160

Notes:

  1. Estimates and projections represent end-of-year populations.
  2. Population figures include an undercount estimate that results in higher population estimates.