Kingston upon Thames

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 (25%), compared to the typical London borough (39%). 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% of the 19 year-olds in Kingston upon Thames don’t have a level 3 qualification. Additionally, 78.4% of students achieve grades between 9-4 (equivalent to A*-C under the old system) in GCSE English and Maths. This is above the London average, where the proportion of students with good GCSEs is 68.7%.

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

3.3
Average ?

No qualifications

No data
Average ?

Premature mortality

261
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

23.4%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

23%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.59
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

3.00
Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

18%
Better than average ?

Evictions

1.01
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.50
Average ?

Housing affordability

41.5%
Average ?

Housing delivery

30
Average ?

Rough sleeping

87
Better than average ?

Temporary accommodation

13.46
Average ?

GCSE attainment

84.5%
Better than average ?

Benefits

8.4%
Better than average ?

Low pay (resident)

18.9%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

3.8%
Better than average ?