Datasets

  • Core Housing Need

    Core housing need is when individuals are living in housing that requires major repair, does not have enough space for the needs of the household, or costs 30% or more of the...
  • Social Housing

    Non-market social housing refers to non-profit and co-operative housing models where rents are subsidized for individuals and families with low incomes. Households are generally...
  • Residential Water Consumption

    Fresh, clean water is a valuable resource and needs to be used wisely and efficiently. Minimizing water use helps to ensure that there is enough for fresh water ecosystems and...
  • Proximity of Homes to Amenities

    The degree to which residential units are in proximity to amenities is a measure of how liveable Surrey's neighbourhoods are. All households need access to amenities such as...
  • Post-Secondary Enrolment

    Individuals with post-secondary education are more competitive in the job market, have better job opportunities, and have higher earnings than a high school graduate. The number...
  • Post-Secondary Certification

    Post-secondary education includes academic undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs; vocational, career, and technical certificate programs; apprenticeship programs in...
  • Place of Work

    Compact and complete communities provide opportunities for residents to work close to home. Local jobs can make walking, cycling and taking transit to work more attractive...
  • Participation in Environmental Programs

    Environmental programs educate children, youth, and adults on how natural systems function and how they can take action to protect wildlife, maintain environmental quality, and...
  • Park Land

    Parks contribute to public health by providing places for recreation, exercise, and leisure. Studies show that when people have access to parks, they tend to get more exercise....
  • Mode of Travel to Work

    Transportation accounts for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions in the province, with vehicles also contributing to traffic congestion, local air pollution and smog....
  • Licensed Child Care

    High quality childcare supports healthy childhood development by helping children to learn and develop strong physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language skills....
  • Land in Food Production

    Approximately one-third of Surrey's land base is agricultural land, consisting of about 10,000 hectares of lowlands surrounding the Serpentine, the Nicomekl, and the Campbell...
  • Homelessness

    People are homeless when they do not have housing or rely on couch-surfing with family and friends. Homelessness happens for many reasons, including challenges with physical...
  • High School Graduation

    Education enables individuals to be more competitive in the job market, have better job opportunities, and have higher earnings. High school completion sends a strong signal to...
  • Green Infrastructure Network

    A Green Infrastructure Network (GIN) is an interconnected system of natural areas and open spaces that conserves ecosystems and functions, while providing benefits to both...
  • Incidences of Break & Enters

    Break-and-enter offences have social effects and economic costs. It can cause pain and suffering, a sense of insecurity, financial loss, and a lower quality of life to victims...
  • Trees Planted

    Trees provide many benefits for people and wildlife in both urban and suburban settings. Trees filter air pollution and water contaminants, while improving air and water...
  • Tree Canopy Cover

    Trees and plants have important benefits for ecosystems and city operations, yet trees in urban and suburban areas face numerous challenges. They are exposed to a broad range of...
  • Employment in Arts, Culture and Recreation

    Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared meanings, and goals of residents within a community. The arts, culture and sports industries are economic...
  • Early Childhood Development

    Children that have not had secure, nurturing, and stimulating experiences in their early years are at higher risk of many challenges later on in life, including mental health...
  • Density on Transit Corridors

    Locating residential and commercial developments adjacent to transit corridors helps to increase transit ridership and support better transit service. Transit-oriented...
  • Current Smokers

    Smoking is widely recognized to have negative effects on health and is the single most preventable cause of ill health and death. The average smoker has a life expectancy that...
  • Community Waste

    Diverting waste extends the life of landfills by reducing the volume of garbage, and reduces the greenhouse gases that are released from the landfill. Diverting waste saves...
  • City Spending on Public Art

    Public art is any work of art or design that is created specifically for a public space. Public art pieces are components of a community's identity and unique character. They...
  • Available Farmland in the Agricultural Land Reserve

    In 1973, the Provincial government established the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to protect quality farmland. Although land in the ALR is protected, non-farming uses, such...
  • Availability of Doctors

    Health care professionals provide services such as diagnosis, treatment, and care. Primary health care professionals, such as general practitioners and nurses, are especially...
  • Arts and Culture Groups

    Cultural activities are recognized as an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities. Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared...
  • Active Transportation Infrastructure

    Greenways, pathways, and separated bicycle lanes provide convenient and safe connections throughout the City. As active transportation routes, they complement existing...
  • Senior Government Investments in Community Infrastructure

    Community infrastructure is the system of facilities that offer opportunities for education, employment, recreation and social inclusion. These physical assets, along with the...
  • Green Certification for Existing Buildings

    Buildings account for a significant proportion of energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a community. Green building certification systems set voluntary standards for...
  • Diversity Awareness Initiatives at City Hall

    Many Surrey residents are from other countries and have diverse customs, traditions, and beliefs. Events that celebrate this rich diversity promote cultural understanding and...
  • Car Ownership

    Driving a vehicle consumes more fuel and emits more greenhouse gases than other modes of transportation such as taking transit, biking, and walking. There is a clear link...
  • Farm Receipts

    Farming is a key contributor to the economic base of the community. Farming in Surrey provides income to farm businesses, generates significant economic activity, and provides...
  • Low Birth Weight Babies

    Low birth weight is an important factor that influences infant survival, health and development. Babies that weigh less than 2,500 grams at birth have increased chances of...
  • Age of Buildings

    The age of buildings is an approximate estimate of building quality. While older developments facilitate mixed uses and are important pieces of local history, they also tend to...
  • Average Home Price

    Home ownership offers many advantages. It provides some financial security in the form of capital appreciation when housing prices increase. Owning a home can be a stable way of...
  • Construction Waste

    Waste from construction, demolition, and renovation makes up a significant portion of the municipality's waste stream. More than half of wastes generated by construction and...
  • C.P.T.E.D. Certified Development

    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) is a set of strategies that can pro-actively deter crime. It emphasises the use of design features to decrease the...
  • Criminal Offences

    Criminal code offences include violent crimes (e.g. robbery, assault) and property crimes (e.g. theft, shoplifting, arson) and others (e.g. causing a disturbance). Criminal code...
  • Cultural Businesses

    Cultural activities are recognized as an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities. Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared...
  • Cultural Spaces Provided by the City

    Cultural activities are recognized as an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities. Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared...
  • City Funding for Beautification Projects

    Civic beautification involves the creation and maintenance of landscaping, gardening, and public art features by the City and its residents. It contributes to liveability,...
  • Graffiti Reports

    Graffiti refers to images and lettering painted, scratched, or marked on property, that is inscribed without the property owner's permission. Graffiti is sometimes used to...
  • Healthy Food Choices in City Vending Machines

    Healthy and nutritious food choices must be available for people to maintain a balanced diet. "Health Check", a not-for-profit food information program run by the Heart and...
  • Multi-Family Housing

    Multi-family housing is a type of housing where several residential units are located in one building. The most common form of multi-family housing is the apartment building....
  • Participation in the Harvest Box Program

    The Harvest Box Program is a fresh produce bulk buying program that offers fresh produce at affordable prices. The program supports local farmers and serves families in Surrey,...
  • Number of Pocket Markets

    Pocket markets enhance community food security by bringing fresh local produce to urban residents and supporting local farm businesses. Pocket markets are essentially 'mini...
  • Proximity to Farmers Markets

    Farmers markets enhance community food security by giving farmers direct access to customers, and enabling residents to buy fresh, local produce. It also provides residents the...
  • Rental Market

    Rental housing is important for building diverse communities. It provides affordable housing to lower income households as well as for people at different stages of life....
  • Renters in Need

    The main reason for homelessness in Canada is poverty. Many individuals and households may have part-time or full-time employment but do not make enough to afford adequate and...