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Household income 14%
Unemployment 40%
In labour force 4%
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IndexSurreyBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$93,885$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate3.8%3.9%6.4%
In labour force66.2%64.2%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Surrey is 14% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Surrey is 40% lower than the national average
  • In Surrey 5.8% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Surrey 11.8% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Surrey 3.3% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $62,583$93,885$187,770
      $57,544$86,325$172,650
      $54,951$82,436$164,872
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, province and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Surrey median earnings by income bracket

      Surrey employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry6.1%
      Manufacturing sector5.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%
      Public administration2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%
      Education, health & social services10.5%
      Other20.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Burrard Inlet 3, BC2,132$121,15847.0%
      Tsawwassen, BC957$118,16743.3%
      Port Moody, BC39,217$113,97938.3%
      Delta, BC112,691$113,15137.3%
      Coquitlam 2, BC5$112,67436.7%
      Surrey, BC560,150$93,88513.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Albuquerque, NM556,859n/a 
      Québec, QC548,244$72,31912.3%
      Tucson, AZ527,586n/a 
      Milwaukee, WI598,672n/a 
      Fresno, CA513,807n/a 
      Surrey, BC560,150$93,88513.9%
      Source: The Surrey, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.