In Metro Vancouver, a reinterpretation of census data reveals the suburbs are not “booming”

February 22, 2012

Reporter Frances Bula has taken a closer look at recent census data which appears to suggest that Surrey is the fastest growing suburb in Metro Vancouver. Bula argues that when one takes into account the fact that Surrey is actually 3 times as large as Vancouver, and larger still than other cities in the region, and that it has more space to develop, Surrey’s growth is less spectacular. She has provided a reinterpretation of the data looking at growth per square mile and has concluded that in fact New Westminster is the leader in growth, despite already being a dense city; Surrey comes in at 3rd place. Read her blog here.