Socio-economic statistics for Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Socio-economic statistics for Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Socio-economic statistics for Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Socio-economic statistics for Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Kensington or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Kensington to figures for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Kensington is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Kensington General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Kensington. The percentage of residents in Kensington rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Kensington rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Kensington is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthKensington and ChelseaEngland
Very Good57.84%47.17%
Good28.48%34.22%
Fair9.12%13.12%
Bad3.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.18%1.25%

Kensington Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Kensington are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Kensington has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryKensington and ChelseaEngland
United Kingdom48.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries16.8%3.7%
Outside the EU33.1%9.4%

Kensington Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Kensington as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Kensington is also older than the average, making Kensington a older persons location.

AgeKensington and ChelseaEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to144.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4428.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 746.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age37.839.3
Median Age3639

Kensington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Kensington has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Kensington is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureKensington and ChelseaEngland
Owned22.8%30.6%
Mortgage12.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.4%8.3%
Private Rented34%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free3.1%1.3%

Kensington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kensington come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Kensington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitKensington and ChelseaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%13.5%

Kensington Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Kensington and are from the UK Census of 2011. Kensington has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Kensington also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Kensington are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationKensington and ChelseaEngland
No Qualifications10.1%22.5%
Level 15.8%13.3%
Level 27.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship0.7%3.6%
Level 310%12.4%
Level 452.7%27.4%
Other12.9%5.7%

Kensington Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Kensington has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeKensington and ChelseaEngland
AB44.26%22.96%
C133.90%30.92%
C27.02%20.64%
DE14.82%25.49%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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