Kensington & Chelsea
Poverty and inequality data for Kensington & Chelsea
Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough located on the north bank of the river Thames in the centre of London. Housing affordability in the borough is a significant challenge. The rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough represents 63.6% of median pre-tax pay in London.
The borough has a relatively high unemployment rate of 6.7%, compared to 5% across London. The rate of premature mortality in the borough (245 deaths per 100,000 under 75 year olds) is Lower than the London average of 303.
The grid below shows how Kensington and Chelsea is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Kensington and Chelsea is in the top performing third, average (orange) means the middle third, and worse than average (red) the lowest performing third of all the London local authorities.