Kensington & Chelsea

Poverty and inequality data for Kensington & Chelsea

Key findings


of children in Kensington & Chelsea are living in poverty, compared to 37% of all London children.


of homeless households placed in temporary accommodation by the council are housed outside of the borough.


of disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in Kensington & Chelsea achieve a C or above at GCSE in Maths and English.


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 indicator rankings over time

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