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Population Overview

Population Facts 2016


These statistics, drawn from the 2016 census, paint a broad stroke of Surrey’s Indigenous population, which includes persons who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuk (Inuit). The city of Surrey is built on the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.

Outpacing other cities, Surrey’s Indigenous population grew by a staggering 22.9% between 2011 and 2016. Surrey’s Indigenous population surpassed that of Vancouver by 2018, and will double Vancouver’s Indigenous population by 2035 – making it the city with the highest total Indigenous population in the province.

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All Our Relations: Honouring the Host Nations

SUILC recognizes that we operate on the unceded, ancestral, traditional and current territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.