What are the Demographics of Surrey, BC?

Demographics of Surrey BC

Welcome to Surrey, BC, a city that not only boasts breathtaking landscapes but also a vibrant and growing community. As a real estate expert and team leader at the Germyn Group, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the dynamic growth and diversity that define this remarkable city. Whether you’re contemplating a move in the near future or simply exploring what Surrey and White Rock have to offer, this blog aims to shed light on the demographic fabric that makes Surrey so unique. We will be sharing to top data from the 2021 Census to help you better understand the demographics of Surrey BC.

The Grand on King George
The Grand on King George

How fast is the population Surrey growing?

Surrey is not just growing; it’s thriving. Between 2016 and 2021, the city’s population surged from 517,000 to 568,000. What’s more astonishing is the projection that Surrey will surpass Vancouver as British Columbia’s most populous city by 2029. This growth is mirrored in the city’s housing, with over 195,000 private residences, nearly 93% of which are permanent homes for our residents.

What are the household dynamics in Surrey?

The average household in Surrey comprises three people, offering a blend of intimacy and space conducive to family life and personal growth. Our housing options are as diverse as our population, with over 30,000 townhouses and nearly 9,000 high-rise apartments, not to mention the 60,000+ single detached homes that dot our landscape.

Demographic Profile: Age, Diversity, and Languages in Surrey

Age distribution in Surrey

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With a median age of 38.4 years, Surrey is a city in its prime. Our youth under 14 years make up 16.6% of the population, signaling a future full of promise. The majority, 68.1%, falls within the 15 to 64 age bracket, embodying the city’s work ethic and vibrancy. Seniors over 65 account for 15.3%, contributing wisdom and experience to our community tapestry.

Cultural diversity in Surrey

Nearly half of Surrey’s residents are immigrants, with a significant influx in the past 15 years. Our city is a mosaic of cultures, with the largest populations being of South Asian descent, alongside Chinese, Filipino, Indian, and many others. The linguistic landscape is equally diverse, with languages like Tagalog, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, and Punjabi enriching our community dialogue.

Surrey is a city of opportunity and diversity

Surrey’s demographics reveal a community that’s both dynamic and diverse, offering a place for everyone from young families to seniors, from native residents to newcomers. It’s a city where every number tells a story, every statistic reflects a neighbor, and every face has a place.

Interested in making Surrey your next home? Whether your move is imminent or planned for the future, the Germyn Group is here to guide you through every step of the way. Contact us for an online meetup, and let’s ensure your transition to this vibrant community is seamless and rewarding.


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