Kingston upon Thames

Poverty and inequality data for Kingston

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020
Overview

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.

Kingston upon Thames indicator rankings

Infant mortality

5.6

Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

257

Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

26.2%

Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

27%

Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.59

Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.84

Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

18%

Better than average ?

Evictions

1.01

Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0

Better than average ?

Housing affordability

39.3%

Better than average ?

Housing delivery

10

Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

86

Better than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

11.38

Better than average ?

Benefits

4.8%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.7%

Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-0.3pts

Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

79.3%

Worse than average ?

No qualifications

2.9%

Better than average ?