Kingston upon Thames

Overview

Kingston upon Thames is an outer London borough located in the south-west of London. Fares better than average on 8 of the 18 indicators measured in the LPP. It has a relatively low rate of child poverty (23%), compared to the typical London borough (37%). In contrast, infant mortality in the borough is higher than all other boroughs, with 4.4 deaths per 1,000 births (compared to 3.4 across London).

In terms of education, 81.7% of students achieve grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in GCSE English and Maths. This is above the London average, where the proportion of students with good GCSEs is 75%.

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.

Kingston upon Thames indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.4
Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

260
Average ?

Qualifications at 19

27.15%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

23%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.59
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.69
Average ?

Poverty rate

18%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.01
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.60
Average ?

Housing affordability

40.6
Average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

124
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

13.46
Average ?

GCSE attainment

81.7%
Better than average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Benefits

9.4%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.5%
Average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.1pts
Average ?