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 Projections 2014 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.

Population Estimates 2003 to 2013

Surrey's population has grown significantly between 2003 and 2013. 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.



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