Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Surrey, City (CSD) - British Columbia

Data quality

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
2 of 654
National population rank
12 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Surrey (City) was 517,887, which represents a change of 10.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 5.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Surrey (City) is 316.41 square kilometres and the population density was 1,636.8 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 169,964 private dwellings occupied in Surrey (City), which represent a change of 11.2% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Surrey and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Surrey and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Surrey (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Surrey (City) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Langley Census subdivision - Langley, District municipality DM 117,285 104,177 12.6
Langley Census subdivision - Langley, City CY 25,888 25,081 3.2
White Rock Census subdivision - White Rock, City CY 19,952 19,339 3.2
Delta Census subdivision - Delta, District municipality DM 102,238 99,863 2.4
Greater Vancouver A Census subdivision - Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area RDA 16,133 12,988 revised r 24.2
New Westminster Census subdivision - New Westminster, City CY 70,996 65,976 7.6
Coquitlam Census subdivision - Coquitlam, City CY 139,284 126,804 revised r 9.8
Port Coquitlam Census subdivision - Port Coquitlam, City CY 58,612 55,958 revised r 4.7
Pitt Meadows Census subdivision - Pitt Meadows, City CY 18,573 17,736 4.7
Semiahmoo Census subdivision - Semiahmoo, Indian reserve IRI 120 108 11.1

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Tsinstikeptum 9 Census subdivision - Tsinstikeptum 9, Indian reserve IRI 7,612 5,872 revised r 29.6
Greater Vancouver A Census subdivision - Greater Vancouver A, Regional district electoral area RDA 16,133 12,988 revised r 24.2
Langford Census subdivision - Langford, City CY 35,342 29,228 20.9
Whistler Census subdivision - Whistler, District municipality DM 11,854 9,824 20.7
Fernie Census subdivision - Fernie, City CY 5,249 4,448 18.0

British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 British Columbia – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bulkley-Nechako A Census subdivision - Bulkley-Nechako A, Regional district electoral area RDA 5,256 5,391 -2.5
Kitimat Census subdivision - Kitimat, District municipality DM 8,131 8,335 -2.4
Prince Rupert Census subdivision - Prince Rupert, City CY 12,220 12,508 -2.3
Quesnel Census subdivision - Quesnel, City CY 9,879 10,007 -1.3
Williams Lake Census subdivision - Williams Lake, City CY 10,753 10,832 -0.7

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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