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Growing Labour Force & Population

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Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia. With a current population of more than 472,000, we would rank as the 37th largest city in the United States.

And we keep on growing. Our growth rate averages nearly 10,000 new residents annually and accommodates 18.7% of Metro Vancouver’s regional population.

This is good news for our growing work force. Surrey has a resident labour force of 230,000. Our current job to workforce ratio is 0.70 jobs per resident worker.

Our labour force is also young. Around 17% of 20 to 24 year olds in Greater Vancouver's young population live in our City. We also have a higher portion of children between 0 to 19 years of age, in comparison to Greater Vancouver.

Explore our population projections and community demographics to see how our city is growing.