Most densely populated Cities With a significant Sikh Population as percentage of Total Population
1) City: Surrey, Canada (Largest Sikh Settlement Outside of Punjab)(120,000 Sikhs)
Sikhs as a Percentage of total Population: 42%
2) City: Richmond Hill, NY
Sikhs as Percentage of Total Population: 38%
Sikhs as a Percentage of Total Population: 36%
6) City: Slough, UK
Sikhs as a Percentage of Total Population: 12%
8) City: Wolverhampton, UK
Sikhs as a Percentage of Total Population: 10.2%
City: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Sikhs as a Percentage of Total Population: 4%
Top ten Metropolitan areas with Sikh Populations in Canada: ( Listed from Largest to Smallest ): Toronto ON, Montreal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON, Edmonton AB, Quebec City, QC, Winnipeg MB
As for total Population in Canada of Sikhs: Surrey (120,000 Sikhs), Brampton, Ontario (98,000) and Calgary, Alta (29,000) has a higher population than Abbotsford.
Abbotsford has 26,000 Sikhs while Vancouver has 17,000 and Toronto has 20,000.
To put things in perspective, Sikhs — now numbering well over half a million in Canada — are by far the biggest group among those hailing, or descending from immigrants, from the subcontinent. Since they were the first group from the area to land in Canada’s British Columbia province in the last decade of the 19th century, it is not surprising that Sikhs made history in Canada when Ujjal Singh Dosanjh was elected as the premier of British Columbia in Feb 2000. Today, eight out of the nine MPs in the Canadian parliament are Sikhs Punjabis, including two — Joginder ‘Jinny’ Kaur Sims and Neena Kaur Grewal.
By DailySikhUpdates.com Editors