Demographics of Surrey, British Columbia

Overview
Population, 2021

568,322

9.7%
Population, 2016: 517,887
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 316.11
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 1797.9
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$48,160
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$41,320
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$116,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$100,100
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
60.1%
Unemployment rate
8.6%
Participation rate
65.8%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$1,102,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$2,018
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,434
Population
Population, 2021 568,322
Population, 2016 517,887
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.70%
Total private dwellings, 2021 195,098
Total private dwellings, 2016 181,159
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 7.70%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 185,671
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 169,964
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.20%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 316
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 1,798
National population rank, 2021 11
Province/territory population rank, 2021 2
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 562,565
Official languages 524,435
English 524,260
French 21,950
Non-official languages 350,315
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 449,410
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $48,160
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 449,675
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,320
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 392,375
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $44,880
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 331,285
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $45,040
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 382,035
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,580
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 43,010
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,550
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 143,415
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,040
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 146,840
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $59,200
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $68,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 135,355
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $18,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,760
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 81.40%
Employment income (%) 69.00%
Government transfers (%) 18.70%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.30%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 7.40%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 6.00%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 432,785
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $45,280
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 433,675
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,400
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 385,660
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $45,160
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 334,270
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,360
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 302,975
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,230
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 28,455
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,030
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 145,240
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $55,200
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $64,300
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 126,250
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $24,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $32,600
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 88.80%
Employment income (%) 75.60%
Government transfers (%) 11.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.00%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 185,670
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $116,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $100,100
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 36,780
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $53,700
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $45,520
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 148,890
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $132,200
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $113,600
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 143,030
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $130,800
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $112,100
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 37,695
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $109,300
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $92,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 79,455
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $152,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $130,400
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 18,880
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $86,300
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $76,600
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 65,550
Average total income in 2020 ($) $44,880
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $38,880
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 562,565
Canadian citizens 449,005
Canadian citizens aged under 18 102,065
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 346,940
Not Canadian citizens 113,555
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 185,670
Owner 129,100
Renter 56,575
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 185,670
Condominium 40,330
Not condominium 145,345
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 185,670
No bedrooms 1,515
1 bedroom 23,605
2 bedrooms 47,855
3 bedrooms 48,825
4 or more bedrooms 63,875
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 185,670
1 to 4 rooms 67,455
5 rooms 27,495
6 rooms 22,145
7 rooms 18,505
8 or more rooms 50,075
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 185,670
1960 or before 7,990
1961 to 1980 28,485
1981 to 1990 32,095
1991 to 2000 36,435
2001 to 2005 18,110
2006 to 2010 22,650
2011 to 2015 18,825
2016 to 2021 21,090
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 185,670
15 to 24 years 5,770
25 to 34 years 24,100
35 to 44 years 36,535
45 to 54 years 39,345
55 to 64 years 37,245
65 to 74 years 25,625
75 to 84 years 12,665
85 years and over 4,385
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 184,940
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 136,720
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 48,210
30% to less than 100% 42,835
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 128,910
% of owner households with a mortgage 68.10%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 24.00%
% in core housing need 10.20%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,820
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $2,018
Median value of dwellings ($) $1,000,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $1,102,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,300
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,434
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 82,975
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 385,640
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 304,955
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 36,350
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 268,605
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
No certificate, diploma or degree 77,370
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 148,395
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 242,855
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 118,615
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 26,895
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 12,740
Apprenticeship certificate 14,155
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 70,100
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 21,615
Bachelor’s degree or higher 124,235
Bachelor's degree 82,085
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 9,340
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 3,230
Master's degree 26,985
Earned doctorate 2,590
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 304,955
No certificate, diploma or degree 32,975
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 84,370
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 187,610
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 84,640
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 18,550
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 8,870
Apprenticeship certificate 9,680
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 51,140
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 14,950
Bachelor’s degree or higher 102,965
Bachelor's degree 67,075
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 7,475
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 2,725
Master's degree 23,745
Earned doctorate 1,945
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 468,615
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 225,760
Education 13,925
13. Education 13,925
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 7,510
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 1,010
50. Visual and performing arts 6,495
Humanities 20,880
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,905
23. English language and literature/letters 3,070
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 12,225
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 205
38. Philosophy and religious studies 595
39. Theology and religious vocations 1,215
54. History 1,395
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 270
Social and behavioural sciences and law 26,140
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 280
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 2,370
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,740
22. Legal professions and studies 4,040
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 475
42. Psychology 3,995
45. Social sciences 11,230
Business, management and public administration 55,155
30.16 Accounting and computer science 80
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,840
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 53,230
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10,780
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 3,650
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 4,155
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 110
40. Physical sciences 2,440
41. Science technologies/technicians 430
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 14,120
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 12,095
25. Library science 390
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,450
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 190
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 44,165
04. Architecture and related services 1,235
14. Engineering 14,930
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 7,990
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 8,715
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 7,430
48. Precision production 3,865
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 3,630
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 2,770
03. Natural resources and conservation 855
Health and related fields 36,345
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 2,030
51. Health professions and related programs 33,620
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 60
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 635
Personal, protective and transportation services 10,170
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 6,130
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 25
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 35
43. Security and protective services 1,640
49. Transportation and materials moving 2,345
Other 40
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 304,955
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 117,345
Education 9,605
13. Education 9,605
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 5,815
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 715
50. Visual and performing arts 5,100
Humanities 15,115
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,570
23. English language and literature/letters 2,345
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 8,415
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 160
38. Philosophy and religious studies 455
39. Theology and religious vocations 900
54. History 1,075
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 195
Social and behavioural sciences and law 20,800
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 215
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 1,930
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,925
22. Legal professions and studies 3,305
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 355
42. Psychology 3,120
45. Social sciences 8,950
Business, management and public administration 43,790
30.16 Accounting and computer science 55
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,475
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 42,260
Physical and life sciences and technologies 7,765
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 2,690
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 2,830
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 100
40. Physical sciences 1,860
41. Science technologies/technicians 280
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 12,095
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 10,555
25. Library science 255
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,125
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 160
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 33,270
04. Architecture and related services 985
14. Engineering 12,360
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 5,775
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 6,280
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 5,240
48. Precision production 2,635
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 2,690
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 2,085
03. Natural resources and conservation 605
Health and related fields 28,980
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,560
51. Health professions and related programs 26,865
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 60
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 505
Personal, protective and transportation services 7,635
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 4,600
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 15
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 15
43. Security and protective services 1,230
49. Transportation and materials moving 1,780
Other 35
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 468,615
In the labour force 308,190
Employed 281,715
Unemployed 26,470
Not in the labour force 160,425
Participation rate 65.80%
Employment rate 60.10%
Unemployment rate 8.60%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 468,615
Did not work 171,560
Worked 297,055
Worked full year full time 152,155
Worked part year and/or part time 144,900
Average weeks worked in reference year 41
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 308,190
Class of worker - not applicable 7,460
All classes of workers 300,730
Employee 254,605
Permanent position 213,885
Temporary position 40,725
Fixed term (1 year or more) 14,045
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 26,680
Self-employed 46,125
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 308,190
Occupation - not applicable 7,460
All occupations 300,730
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 2,415
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 49,520
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 18,990
3 Health occupations 22,495
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 28,120
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 7,385
6 Sales and service occupations 82,830
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 68,505
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 5,105
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 15,365
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 308,190
Industry - not applicable 7,460
All industries 300,730
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 4,350
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 495
22 Utilities 1,495
23 Construction 30,510
31-33 Manufacturing 23,535
41 Wholesale trade 11,770
44-45 Retail trade 36,410
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 30,035
51 Information and cultural industries 5,945
52 Finance and insurance 11,305
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 5,755
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 21,005
55 Management of companies and enterprises 550
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 16,070
61 Educational services 17,120
62 Health care and social assistance 34,785
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 4,530
72 Accommodation and food services 19,825
81 Other services (except public administration) 12,895
91 Public administration 12,355
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 281,715
Worked at home 47,035
Worked outside Canada 1,420
No fixed workplace address 55,215
Usual place of work 178,045
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 178,040
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 82,955
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 91,335
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 3,290
Commute to a different province or territory 465
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 233,260
Car, truck or van 191,725
Car, truck or van - as a driver 172,265
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 19,460
Public transit 30,485
Walked 6,205
Bicycle 660
Other method 4,180
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 233,260
Less than 15 minutes 41,315
15 to 29 minutes 76,465
30 to 44 minutes 65,210
45 to 59 minutes 24,875
60 minutes and over 25,400
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 327,795
English 275,560
French 180
Non-official language 12,215
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 12,215
English and French 1,310
English and non-official language(s) 37,925
French and non-official language(s) 20
English, French and non-official language(s) 150
Multiple non-official languages 445
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 327,795
Official languages 296,900
English 296,560
French 335
Non-official languages 21,895
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 534,315
Non-movers 295,100
Movers 239,215
Non-migrants 116,785
Migrants 122,435
Internal migrants 67,210
Intraprovincial migrants 54,260
Interprovincial migrants 12,945
External migrants 55,225
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