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.
From our Twitter
Bexley delivered fewer new affordable homes than any other borough. Our research from @PovertyLondon is quoted in the @BexleyTimes #ukhousing . http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley-has-fewer-affordable-new-homes-than-any-other-london-borough-according-to-new-research-1-5404224 …22 Feb 2018
Educational improvements have stalled in many areas since 2012/13. pic.twitter.com/krIhHHDv0s22 Feb 2018
Rent for low earners in #Haringey costs 75% of their salary - the 6th most expensive in London. This is measured by comparing lower quartile rent for a two bedroom apartment to a lower quartile worker's salary. #Ukhousing pic.twitter.com/rIGFqvAmaS22 Feb 2018