Kensington & Chelsea

Overview

Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough located on the north bank of the River Thames in the centre of London. Housing affordability in the borough is a significant challenge. The rent for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough represents 63.6% of median pre-tax pay in London.

The borough has a relatively high unemployment rate of 6.6%, compared to 4.9% across London. Kensington and Chelsea has higher-than-average GCSE attainment, with over three-quarters of students achieving grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths compared to an average of 68.7% in London overall. 

The grid below shows how Kensington and Chelsea is performing on key poverty and inequality indicators, in comparison with all London boroughs. Better than average (green) means Kensington and Chelsea 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.

Kensington & Chelsea indicator rankings

Infant mortality

3.4
Average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Premature mortality

233
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

22.3%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

24%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.70
Average ?

Pay inequality

No data
Average ?

Poverty rate

28%
Average ?

Evictions

0.88
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

No data
Average ?

Housing affordability

67.1%
Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

271
Average ?

Temporary accommodation

29.75
Worse than average ?

GCSE attainment

82.6%
Better than average ?

Benefits

11.5%
Average ?

Low pay (resident)

10.5%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate

5.1%
Average ?