Kensington & Chelsea

Poverty and inequality data for Kensington & Chelsea

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

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.

Kensington & Chelsea indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.4

Average ?

Premature mortality

246

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

30.5%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

38%

Average ?

Income inequality

0.7

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

No data

Average ?

Poverty rate

28%

Average ?

Evictions

0.88

Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.25

Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

63.6%

Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

50

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

265

Worse than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

30.47

Worse than average ?

Benefits

7.0%

Average ?

Unemployment rate

6.7%

Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.3pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

73.7%

Worse than average ?

No qualifications

5.4%

Better than average ?