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Population Estimates & Projections

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Population estimates and projections allow businesses, government, social agencies, and other service providers to plan for future growth in the community. Explore population estimates and projections for the City of Surrey, including its six communities and the City Centre.

Population Estimates 2007 to 2017

Surrey's population has grown significantly between 2007 and 2017 to 534,420. During these 10 years, the city's population has increased by over 89,100 residents. Estimates are based on a combination of Surrey's building permit data and BC Assessment information.

Population Estimates (2007 to 2017)              

  Year

Cloverdale

Fleetwood

Guildford

Ne                    wton

South Sur   rey

 Whalley (Including the City Centre)

City Centre Component

Surrey Total  

2007 54,650 55,420 59,220 113,020 70,950 91,970 25,760 445,230
2008 57,950 55,950 59,540 116,120 74,230 93,490 27,160 457,280
2009 61,100 56,390 59,640 118,710 75,120 93,720 27,140 464,680
2010 63,720 57,170 60,010 121,930 77,490 94,660 27,630 474,980
2011 65,530 57,990 60,320 124,890 79,110 95,390 27,990 483,230
2012 67,120 59,060 60,780 127,390 81,260 96,680 28,940 492,290
2013 68,430 59,450 61,420 129,640 82,660 99,210 31,450 500,810
2014 69,940 60,060 61,640 131,430 84,210 99,610 31,540 506,890
2015 71,360 60,350 62,360 133,410 86,420 102,040 33,410 515,940
2016 73,020 61,340 62,730 135,400 89,740 102,450 33,540 524,680
2017 74,510 61,650 63,960 137,040 92,560 104,700 35,430 534,420

Population Estimates (2007 to 2017)

Quick facts:

  • Surrey has had an average annual growth rate of 2% over the last 10 years.
  • Newton accounts for over one-quarter of Surrey's total population.
  • City Centre has had the highest annual growth rate averaging 2.73% over the last 10 years.

Population Projections 2018 to 2046

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

Based on these 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 Projections (2018 to 2046)

Year

Cloverdale

Fleetwood

Guildford

Newton

South Surrey

 Whalley (Including the City Centre)

City Centre Component

Surrey Total

2018 76,270 62,140 65,230 138,790 94,540 107,260 37,600 544,230
2021 81,870 64,140 68,640 143,940 100,760 114,320 43,660 573,670
2026 91,950 67,380 74,670 150,370 113,940 124,300 51,140 622,610
2031 102,550 69,070 82   ,720 157,050 127,410 133,880 55,650 672,680
2036 113,110 69,780 93,890 164,840 140,070 143,260 57,780 724,950
2041 126,210 70,280 108,710 173,970 151,340 150,210 58,780 780,720
2046 140,710 70,990 126,820 185,660 160,580 155,330 60,920 840,090

Population Projections (2018 to 2046)

Notes:

  1. Estimates and projections represent end-of-year populations.
  2. Population figures include an undercount estimate that results in higher population estimates.