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Population Estimates & Projections

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Population estimates and projections allow businesses, social agencies, government, and other service providers to plan for future growth in the community.

Explore population estimates and projections for the City of Surrey, its 6 communities and the City Centre.

Population Estimates 2005 to 2015

Surrey's population has grown significantly between 2005 and 2015 to 516,650. During these 10 years, the city's population has increased by over 100,000 residents. Estimates are based on a combination of Surrey's building permit data and BC Assessment information.

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

  • Newton accounts for over 25% of Surrey's total population.

  • City Centre has had the fastest growth rate with 3.7% in the last 10 years.

Population Projections 2015 to 2046

Surrey's population is projected to increase by over 300,000 people in the next 3 decades.

Based on current 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.




  1. Population estimates are based on December of each year.
  2. Population figures include an undercount estimate that results in higher population estimates.