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Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an Inner London borough. It has a population of 143,940 (Census 2021).

The grid below shows how Kensington & Chelsea compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Kens' & Chelsea is worse than the selected comparison group for that indicator, and green means it is better. Use the dropdown filter on the right to select different types of comparison.

Kensington and Chelsea indicator rankings

Living standards

Child poverty rate

Child poverty rate (AHC)

23%

Better compared to all London Boroughs (33%)

Better compared to England (31%)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 31%)

Better compared to nearest neighbours (31%)

Income deprivation

Income deprivation (relative to London overall)

0.7

Average compared to all London Boroughs ( 1)

Average compared to England (0.8)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 0.85)

Better compared to nearest neighbours (1.03)

Pay inequality

80:20 ratio of earnings

No data

(Data not available)

Poverty rate

Poverty rate

29%

Average compared to all London Boroughs (25%)

Average compared to England (22.2%)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 29%)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (34%)

People

Infant mortality

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

No data

(Data not available)

Premature mortality

Deaths of <75 year olds per 100,000

261

Better compared to all London Boroughs (359)

Better compared to England (363)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 352)

Better compared to nearest neighbours (356)

Qualifications at 19

19 year olds without level 3 qualifications

26%

Average compared to all London Boroughs (25.7%)

Average compared to England (31%)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 26%)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (25.7%)

Work

Benefits

Out-of-work benefits

10.6%

Average compared to all London Boroughs (12.8%)

Average compared to England (13.1%)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 11.4%)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (12.7%)

Low pay (resident)

Proportion of borough residents' jobs that are low paid

10%

Better compared to all London Boroughs (16.4%)

(Data not available)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 19.6%)

Better compared to nearest neighbours (11.5%)

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rate

4.9%

Average compared to all London Boroughs (4.8%)

Worse compared to England (3.8%)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 5%)

Worse compared to nearest neighbours (4.4%)

Unemployment rate change

Unemployment rate 1 year change

1.3pts

Worse compared to all London Boroughs (0.3pts)

Worse compared to England (0.1pts)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 0.9pts)

Worse compared to nearest neighbours (0.6pts)

Shared opportunity

GCSE attainment

Percentage of pupils who achieved grade 9-4

79.7%

Better compared to all London Boroughs (74.3%)

Better compared to England (69%)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 74.9%)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (77.3%)

No qualifications

Proportion with no qualifications

No data

(Data not available)

Housing

Evictions

Repossessions per 1,000 households

1.14

Better compared to all London Boroughs (2.42)

Average compared to England (1.51)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 2.66)

Better compared to nearest neighbours (1.57)

Homeless acceptances

Main homelessness duty owed per 1,000 households

0.56

Average compared to all London Boroughs (0.81)

Average compared to England (0.53)

Better compared to London Planning Area (East - 0.67)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (0.92)

Housing affordability

Median rent as a percentage of median pay

73%

Worse compared to all London Boroughs (46.4%)

Worse compared to England (24.9%)

Worse compared to London Planning Area (East - 43.1%)

Worse compared to nearest neighbours (57.2%)

Housing delivery

Average net affordable, social and discounted housing completions

30

Worse compared to all London Boroughs (132)

(Data not available)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 60)

Worse compared to nearest neighbours (120)

Rough sleeping

People seen sleeping rough by outreach

199

Average compared to all London Boroughs (219)

(Data not available)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 199)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (337)

Temporary accommodation

Households in temporary accommodation per 1,000

11.61

Average compared to all London Boroughs (15.99)

Average compared to England (4.07)

Average compared to London Planning Area (East - 11.61)

Average compared to nearest neighbours (13.21)