Kingston upon Thames
Poverty and inequality data for Kingston
Kingston upon Thames is an outer London borough located in the south-west of London. It has a relatively low rate of child poverty (27%), compared to the typical London borough (38%). In contrast, infant mortality in the borough is higher than all other boroughs, with 5.6 deaths per 1,000 births (compared to 3.3 across London).
In terms of education, only 26.2% of the 19 year-olds in Kingston upon Thames don’t have a level 3 qualification. Additionally, 79.3% of the students achieve grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in English and Math. This is above the London average, where the proportion of students who score similarly are 67.9%.
The grid below shows how Kingston upon Thames is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Kingston upon Thames 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.