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Characteristic Surrey, CY
British Columbia
(Census subdivision)
British Columbia Data quality note(s)

(Province)
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 468,251 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 394,976 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 18.6 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 163,986 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 152,847 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 1,479.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 316.41 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 468,250 231,570 236,680 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 29,160 15,115 14,050 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 28,800 14,820 13,980 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 30,785 15,955 14,830 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 33,130 17,230 15,905 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 6,800 3,535 3,265 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 6,695 3,535 3,160 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 6,655 3,450 3,210 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 6,630 3,440 3,190 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 6,355 3,270 3,085 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 31,085 15,750 15,335 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 32,275 15,835 16,435 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 32,150 15,405 16,745 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 32,900 15,650 17,250 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 35,030 17,090 17,940 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 36,530 18,250 18,285 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 34,340 17,055 17,285 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 29,825 14,770 15,050 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 25,670 12,570 13,100 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 18,530 9,095 9,435 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 13,585 6,560 7,025 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 10,180 4,750 5,425 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 7,400 3,235 4,165 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 6,875 2,430 4,445 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 37.5 36.8 38.2 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 81.0 80.2 81.9 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 379,510 185,685 193,825 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 231,120 115,300 115,820 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 210,295 104,895 105,400 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 20,825 10,405 10,425 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 148,385 70,385 78,000 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 100,530 54,915 45,615 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 9,690 4,065 5,630 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 19,430 7,770 11,665 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 18,730 3,640 15,090 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 131,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 55,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 29,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 32,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 14,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 131,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 111,540 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 101,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 37,575 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 63,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 21,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 28,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 10,380 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 6,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 4,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 19,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 15,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 8,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 4,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 3,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 2,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 160,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 34,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 53,390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 19,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 34,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 19,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 463,340 229,405 233,935 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 59,805 28,525 31,275 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 15,055 5,725 9,325 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 14,605 8,405 6,200 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 30,145 14,400 15,740 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 403,535 200,875 202,665 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 3.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 53,505 25,130 28,375 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 16,255 4,695 11,555 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 5,500 1,305 4,195 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 1,070 545 525 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 9,680 2,850 6,830 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 37,255 20,430 16,820 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 152,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 117,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 93,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 80,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 31,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 49,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 13,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 23,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 12,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 9,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 2,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 7,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 2,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 11,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 35,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 30,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 5,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 152,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 64,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 83,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 3,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 20,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 31,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 152,850 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 30,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 42,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 25,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 27,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 13,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 13,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 463,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,005 230,090 234,915 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  449,780 222,615 227,160 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  240,485 120,785 119,705 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  3,475 1,710 1,760 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  205,815 100,120 105,695 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 65 20 40 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  45 15 25 955 435 525
        Dene  5 0 5 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  5 5 0 15 10 5
        Ojibway  15 0 15 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 204,430 99,455 104,970 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 200 90 110 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  170 85 90 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  150 70 80 455 235 220
        Albanian  265 125 140 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  290 130 160 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  2,930 1,555 1,375 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  85 35 45 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 115 45 70 530 235 295
        Bengali  465 235 230 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 5 0 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  750 315 440 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  140 75 65 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  90 45 40 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  250 140 110 945 485 465
        Cantonese  3,890 1,835 2,050 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  7,760 3,630 4,135 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  215 105 115 640 315 320
        Croatian  735 385 355 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  495 250 250 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  450 230 220 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  1,765 825 940 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  80 40 45 820 345 475
        Finnish  280 115 165 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  35 20 15 445 215 235
        Fukien  125 50 75 1,920 835 1,085
        German  4,910 2,285 2,625 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  575 315 255 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  1,240 600 635 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  70 30 45 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  50 30 20 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  12,235 5,860 6,370 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  1,030 520 510 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  650 280 370 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 125 70 55 475 265 205
        Italian  1,395 760 635 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  950 360 595 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  600 290 310 1,465 700 770
        Korean  7,740 3,675 4,070 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  115 70 50 1,415 775 645
        Lao  580 285 295 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  35 25 10 615 305 310
        Lingala  5 0 0 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  35 15 20 435 190 245
        Macedonian  15 5 10 275 130 140
        Malay  355 160 200 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  390 200 190 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  15 5 5 220 115 115
        Mandarin  10,050 4,855 5,195 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  55 25 30 430 220 210
        Nepali  300 155 145 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 130 70 60 470 250 220
        Norwegian  205 90 115 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  50 25 25 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  93,785 46,785 47,000 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  385 190 195 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  2,030 1,045 990 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  2,735 1,340 1,400 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  1,350 660 690 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  630 320 310 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  45 25 20 135 60 80
        Russian  1,370 635 740 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  20 10 10 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 455 230 225 690 345 340
        Serbian  460 250 205 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  85 45 40 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  45 25 20 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 90 45 45 645 335 310
        Sindhi  210 100 115 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  535 260 270 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 305 160 145 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 35 20 20 495 275 225
        Slovak  290 130 165 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  105 50 50 1,225 590 640
        Somali  535 260 275 975 495 480
        Spanish  5,865 2,835 3,030 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  160 90 75 755 390 365
        Swedish  145 65 85 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,740 5,955 7,790 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  745 360 390 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  525 270 250 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  100 55 45 570 295 270
        Thai  200 65 135 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  45 20 20 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  90 55 35 590 285 300
        Turkish  190 100 90 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  910 390 520 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  4,495 2,280 2,220 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  6,035 2,850 3,185 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  15 10 10 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 1,325 645 680 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          15,235 7,475 7,755 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  635 295 340 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  14,055 6,915 7,140 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  350 165 190 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 190 100 85 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,090 234,915 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 413,830 208,255 205,575 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 225 100 125 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 21,305 9,540 11,770 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 29,650 12,195 17,450 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,095 234,915 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 429,840 215,225 214,610 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 3,510 1,750 1,760 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 2,410 1,115 1,290 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 29,255 11,995 17,255 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 4,715 2,305 2,400 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,090 234,920 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 429,585 212,510 217,070 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 291,155 144,725 146,430 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 1,050 505 540 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 137,380 67,275 70,100 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5 0 5 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 136,795 67,000 69,805 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 90 35 50 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 90 45 45 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 45 20 25 120 60 60
        Albanian 165 80 85 700 345 350
        Amharic 130 55 75 555 245 310
        Arabic 1,875 945 935 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 30 15 15 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 30 10 15 115 50 65
        Bengali 305 145 160 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 290 135 150 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 75 40 30 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 45 25 20 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 185 105 80 585 315 270
        Cantonese 2,685 1,280 1,405 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 5,390 2,560 2,825 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 135 65 65 315 145 165
        Croatian 205 100 110 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 175 90 90 1,570 795 775
        Danish 10 5 5 325 160 170
        Dutch 120 55 65 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 15 0 10 110 40 70
        Finnish 40 15 25 795 350 445
        Flemish 0 0 0 50 25 20
        Fukien 50 20 25 690 310 380
        German 520 235 280 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 170 80 85 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 650 310 345 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 15 5 10 320 145 175
        Hebrew 5 5 0 780 395 390
        Hindi 6,885 3,300 3,580 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 280 145 140 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 210 105 115 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 55 30 30 180 85 85
        Italian 275 130 145 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 435 200 240 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 325 160 165 750 370 385
        Korean 6,365 3,025 3,335 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 70 35 30 945 490 460
        Lao 345 175 175 545 270 275
        Latvian 0 5 0 105 50 50
        Lingala 0 0 0 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 5 5 0 65 30 35
        Macedonian 0 0 0 140 70 70
        Malay 150 80 75 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 195 95 95 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 8,575 4,200 4,380 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 25 10 10 230 120 105
        Nepali 200 105 95 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 40 20 20 140 65 75
        Norwegian 20 10 15 160 80 80
        Oromo 30 15 15 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 73,620 36,650 36,970 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 250 125 125 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 1,345 665 685 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 1,300 645 660 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 435 210 225 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 295 150 150 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 30 10 15 75 30 45
        Russian 815 395 425 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 335 170 165 465 230 235
        Serbian 240 130 110 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 25 10 10 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 30 15 15 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 125 60 65 980 535 450
        Sindhi 95 45 50 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 265 125 140 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 250 130 120 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 80 35 45
        Slovak 100 50 50 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 15 5 10 165 70 100
        Somali 385 185 200 625 310 315
        Spanish 3,370 1,625 1,750 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 75 40 35 250 130 125
        Swedish 10 5 10 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 6,410 2,915 3,490 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 445 220 225 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 320 165 155 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 70 35 35 290 145 140
        Thai 80 35 50 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 15 5 10 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 35 20 15 295 135 160
        Turkish 70 35 35 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 190 95 95 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 3,265 1,625 1,645 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 4,440 2,075 2,360 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 0 0 0 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 575 280 290 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         35,420 17,580 17,845 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 400 170 235 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 34,500 17,170 17,325 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 135 70 65 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 385 170 220 2,130 940 1,185
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 465,010 230,090 234,920 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 364,500 180,800 183,705 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  99,030 48,570 50,465 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  48,465 24,470 24,000 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  2,430 1,145 1,280 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  48,130 22,950 25,180 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 40 10 30 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  25 10 15 705 335 365
        Dene  5 0 5 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  0 0 0 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 10 5 5
        Ojibway  10 0 5 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 47,500 22,675 24,825 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 75 40 35 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  65 35 35 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  100 50 45 260 130 125
        Albanian  75 35 40 405 200 205
        Amharic  110 55 60 460 220 245
        Arabic  825 430 400 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  40 20 15 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 30 10 25 215 95 125
        Bengali  105 50 50 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  215 90 125 920 345 575
        Bosnian  45 30 20 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  20 10 10 495 215 275
        Burmese  45 20 25 235 110 130
        Cantonese  1,070 490 575 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  1,430 645 785 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  145 75 70 490 250 235
        Croatian  300 165 140 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  155 65 90 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  150 70 80 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  555 240 315 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  25 15 10 235 100 135
        Finnish  110 50 55 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  15 5 10 125 50 70
        Fukien  35 15 20 670 295 380
        German  1,560 680 875 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  330 180 150 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  510 255 255 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  20 5 15 315 135 175
        Hebrew  30 20 10 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  5,595 2,715 2,885 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  325 150 170 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  155 65 95 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 35 20 20 175 90 85
        Italian  595 305 280 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  455 180 275 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  150 70 80 365 170 195
        Korean  930 455 475 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  20 10 10 270 160 110
        Lao  190 90 100 410 200 210
        Latvian  5 0 5 120 45 75
        Lingala  5 0 5 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  5 5 5 115 55 60
        Macedonian  10 5 5 60 25 35
        Malay  170 80 90 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  125 60 65 520 260 260
        Maltese  5 0 0 80 30 50
        Mandarin  1,500 720 785 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  20 10 10 125 65 65
        Nepali  65 35 30 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 90 50 40 295 155 135
        Norwegian  55 25 30 715 330 380
        Oromo  5 0 5 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  14,800 7,360 7,440 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  100 45 55 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  425 225 195 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  810 380 430 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  525 225 295 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  210 95 115 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  15 10 5 40 25 25
        Russian  330 140 190 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  10 5 5 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 105 50 55 160 85 70
        Serbian  140 80 60 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  20 15 10 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  30 10 15 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 80 40 45 865 345 520
        Sindhi  85 40 50 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  210 105 105 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 10 5 5 150 75 75
        Slovak  115 50 65 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  30 10 15 345 155 190
        Somali  150 85 65 365 190 175
        Spanish  2,310 1,145 1,165 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  130 55 75 580 280 300
        Swedish  55 30 25 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,795 1,970 2,825 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  355 170 185 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  195 95 95 910 480 430
        Telugu  25 15 10 195 100 95
        Thai  110 35 75 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  10 10 5 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  35 15 20 175 85 90
        Turkish  95 45 50 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  175 75 100 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  985 510 475 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  1,310 630 670 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  10 5 5 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 595 260 330 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          1,475 725 750 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  145 80 70 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  805 420 390 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  505 225 280 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  15 5 10 70 30 40

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Surrey, British Columbia (Code 5915004) and British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 4, 2020).

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