Kingston upon Thames

Poverty and inequality data for Kingston

Date 31 August 2017
Date updated 15 February 2019

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.