Kensington & Chelsea

Poverty and inequality data for Kensington & Chelsea

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 15 February 2019
Overview

Kensington & Chelsea is an inner London borough, the smallest borough in London, and one of the most densely populated areas in the country. It has areas of both great affluence and of poverty: income inequality is higher here than any other borough by a considerable margin. Private rent for low earners is the most expensive compared to local low earnings (it is the only borough where monthly rent for low earners is higher than their monthly salary). It performs better on health indicators, with the second lowest premature mortality rate in London.

The rankings below show how Kensington & Chelsea is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all 32 London boroughs. The first section gives a snapshot from the latest data: the deeper the red, the worse the problem; those coloured green are in the top half of London boroughs, which are performing better.

The circles show whether the issue is getting better or worse in comparison to previous period. Where there is no change, the circle is orange. Where there is no comparative data, the circle is grey.

Kensington & Chelsea ranking on key indicators
12 /32

Child poverty rate

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5 /32

Evictions

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4 /32

Low pay change

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1 /32

Qualifications at 19

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Kensington & Chelsea indicator rankings over time

Infant mortality

2.6

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Premature mortality

404

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Evictions

10

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Housing affordability

107%

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Housing delivery

284

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Low Pay

14%

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Low pay change

-1.63%

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Poverty rate

28.29%

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Child poverty rate

29%

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Homeless acceptances

6

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Temporary Accommodation

72%

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Unemployment ratio

4.79%

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Unemployment change

0.39%

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Out-of-work benefits

6.90%

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Council Tax Support cut

0

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Income inequality

209%

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Pay inequality

2.5

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GCSE attainment

30%

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Qualifications at 19

25%

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