Review current data related to poverty in Surrey.

These are the fact sheets and maps behind Surrey's Poverty Reduction Plan.

The overview fact sheet outlines the key highlights emerging from the project, and policy and population group fact sheets for details on poverty in Surrey.

Policy fact sheets

The policy fact sheets are a series that provide an overview of key facts and figures focused on the following Surrey's Poverty Reduction Plan, THIS is How We End Poverty in Surrey:

Population group fact sheets

The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) was contracted by Vibrant Surrey in 2011-2012 to prepare the series of 12 facts sheets, compiling data related to poverty in Surrey. The population group series of fact sheets provide information on groups that are living in poverty:

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership website has fact sheets and demographics related to immigrants and refugees in Surrey.

The Surrey Urban Aboriginal Strategy has produced a Profile of the Aboriginal Population in Surrey.


Maps were produced for the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the incidence of low-income in Surrey based on the 2011 Census. Each age group, below, includes four maps: Metro Vancouver percentage of people in low-income, Metro Vancouver number of people in low-income, Surrey percentage of people and Surrey number of people.

Surrey maps allow for neighbourhood-level analysis, including identifying patterns such as the concentration of deep poverty in specific neighbourhoods. View this presentation analyzing findings of the data presented on the maps, by Ph.D candidate Jacopo Miro. The presentation also includes a primer on the limitations of the 2011 Census data.

What's health got to do with poverty?

Find out what health's got to do with poverty in Fraser Health's What's Health got to do with Poverty? brochure.

  • Poverty makes people sick
  • Poverty limits our ability to live healthy lives
  • By addressing health we can all help break the poverty cycle
  • Ensuring everyone has the equal chance for health
  • Investing in poverty reduction improves the health and well-being of everyone

Income Inequalities in Metro Vancouver

Learn about income inequalities and trends in Metro Vancouver by viewing the neighbourhood change maps by David Ley and Nicholas Lynch of UBC.