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2016 Census

SUILC Census Data Report 2016

SUILC's first demographic report that contextualizes Indigenous people living in the City of Surrey


Our Community is Growing

The City of Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia (BC), with a fast-growing population of over 500,000 (City of Surrey, 2018). Surrey is composed of six communities including Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey, and Whalley, as well as the City Centre. Surrey has a diverse population including a young and growing Aboriginal population that is expected to grow exponentially over the next 15 years. In 2015-2016, a report on the profile of Surrey’s Aboriginal population was prepared to help inform the development of the All Our Relations Strategy . This report, titled A Profile of the Aboriginal Population in Surrey, BC, (hereafter known as the 2011 profile report) retrieved data from Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census and compared statistics for Surrey’s Aboriginal population to those of Surrey’s general population and other relevant populations. The report included statistics on Surrey’s Aboriginal population including size, age, family characteristics, language, education, employment, commuting,

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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.