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Business Licensing Statistics

Looking down the street at Newton storefronts.

The City of Surrey is committed to fostering a positive business environment and helping businesses succeed. View the charts and tables below to see the breakdown of existing and new business licenses in Surrey.



  • There are overall 16,000 businesses in Surrey.
  • Commercial & Industrial businesses account for 55% of all businesses in the City.

  • Newton makes up 32% of all businesses and 35% of all commercial & industrial businesses in Surrey.
  • South Surrey has the second largest business base with 17%.

  • Followed by Retail at 25%, Professional, Scientific & Technical Servcies make up 14% of the businesses in Surrey.
  • Manufacturing & health businesses make up 13% each.

  • On average, Surrey has 2,000 new businesses to the City.
  • In 2015, Surrey had 2,300 new businesses locate to the City.

  • Newton accounted for 33% of all new businesses to Surrey.
  • South Surrey accounted for the second largest Town Centre for new businesses at 15%, followed by Cloverdale at 13%.