Review demographic information and census data for the City of Surrey.

Demographic information

Statistics Canada collects demographic information every five years when it conducts its Census. The City analyzes the census data to better understand how Surrey is growing and changing.

Drawing from this work, the City develops community specific profiles, along with a citywide profile that shows how the City compares to Metro Vancouver averages. Below are the community profiles, as well as the census data by collection year. 

Community profiles

Each profile includes community-specific data on population, family make-up, immigration, Indigenous population, housing, income, education, labour force participation, and journey to work. A Surrey-wide profile is also available to view. 


The latest edition of Surrey's Demographic Profile is available. This update provides an overview of the evolving demographic, social, and economic landscape, shedding light on the trends and developments that have shaped our community over the past five years and how we compare to the region as a whole. 

The community based profiles will be available at a later date.


Detailed community profiles based on 2016 Census data and statistics are available for: 

A city-wide profile for all of Surrey is also available.

Census data 

Every five years, Canadians are invited to participate in the census to help paint a portrait of Canada's diverse population and the places where we live.


The Census and National Household Survey gathers data on the social, economic and demographic profile of Canadians, and the dwellings in which they live.

Fact sheets based on the 2011 Census and National Household Survey provide information at the time of the Census by theme.


Fact sheets generated from the 2006 Census provide a glimpse of Surrey and our communities at the time of the Census. They also analyze how Surrey has changed over time and how we fit within the larger Metro Vancouver region. The following fact sheets are available: