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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 557,310. During these 10 years, the city's population has increased by over 92,650 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 Newton South Surrey  Whalley (Including the City Centre) City Centre Component Surrey Total
2007 58,720 57,580 61,450 117,020 73,460 96,430 26,880 464,660
2008 62,400 58,150 61,770 120,210 77,050 98,000 28,340 477,580
2009 65,670 58,580 61,870 122,910 77,980 98,240 28,320 485,250
2010 68,520 59,390 62,260 126,190 80,420 99,210 28,830 495,990
2011 70,470 60,240 62,590 129,200 82,090 99,960 29,210 504,550
2012 72,170 61,330 63,070 131,750 84,390 101,300 30,190 514,010
2013 73,580 61,730 63,700 134,030 85,820 103,940 32,820 522,800
2014 75,270 62,350 63,920 135,870 87,510 104,350 32,910 529,270
2015 76,750 62,530 64,650 137,830 89,780 106,810 34,860 538,350
2016 78,570 63,490 65,000 139,790 93,300 107,200 35,010 547,350
2017 80,160 63,810 66,230 141,450 96,130 109,530 36,980 557,310

              

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 262,000 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 81,820 64,220 67,320 143,180 98,410 112,740 39,860 567,690
2021 87,240 66,020 70,550 148,700 105,560 121,260 47,550 599,330
2026 96,420 69,570 76,140 155,820 118,560 133,270 57,400 649,780
2031 105,210 72,120 82,320 161,280 131,390 143,260 62,600 695,580
2036 113,050 73,660 89,160 165,490 143,230 153,790 66,810 738,380
2041 121,730 74,740 93,730 171,280 152,890 161,330 71,930 775,700
2046 128,240 75,360 98,850 182,310 165,070 170,430 78,750 820,260

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.