Kensington & Chelsea

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 67.1% of median pre-tax pay in London. The borough also has a high rate of households in temporary accommodation 30 per 1,000 households compared to the London average of 17.

Kensington and Chelsea has higher-than-average GCSE attainment, with 82.6% of students achieving grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths compared to an average of 75.6% in London overall. The borough also has a lower than average proportion of 19-year-olds without level 3 qualifications.

The borough has the lowest proportion of people in low-paid jobs at only 10.5%, which is just over half of the London average of 20.2%.

Kensington and Chelsea also has the lowest premature mortality rate in all of London with only 233 deaths in under-75s per 100,000 population.

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 ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Premature mortality

233
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

22.3%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

24%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.70
Average ?

Pay inequality

No data
Average ?

Poverty rate

28%
Average ?

Evictions

0.88
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

No data
Average ?

Housing affordability

67.1%
Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

271
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

29.75
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

82.6%
Better than average ?

Benefits

11.5%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

10.5%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

5.1%
Average ?