Kingston upon Thames
Poverty and inequality data for Kingston
Kingston is a local authority area in the Outer South of London. The poverty rate is low – 17.5% – and the child poverty rate is the second lowest in London after Richmond. 3.7% of working age residents are unemployed, which is only higher than Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham. Affordable housing in Kingston only increased by 167 in the three years leading up to 2015/16 though, which is below the London average. They have built fewer new homes during this period than any other borough except Bexley and Redbridge.
The rankings below show how Kingston 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.
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London students entitled to Free School Meals are 15 percentage points less likely to attain level 3 qualifications (A Level equivalent) than other students in London. In the rest of the UK, this gap in attainment is 28%. pic.twitter.com/Z4v5q7vSM320 Feb 2018
36% of housing delivered in #Haringey was social housing, affordable housing or shared accomodation in the three years up to 2015/16. This is the 5th highest rate in London. 604 such homes were built during this period, which is the 17th most out of London's 32 boroughs. pic.twitter.com/YaBVggmgog20 Feb 2018
More inner London students from disadvantaged backgrounds went to university than those from non-disadvantaged backgrounds in 2015/16. pic.twitter.com/DHAE2XEuiX19 Feb 2018