If you are thinking of moving to South 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 South Kensington to figures for Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and nationally. These statistics can tell you if South Kensington is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
South Kensington General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for South Kensington. The percentage of residents in South Kensington rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in South Kensington rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of South Kensington is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
South Kensington Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Kensington are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South 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.
|Country||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||16.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||33.1%||9.4%|
South Kensington Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of South Kensington and are from the UK Census of 2011. South 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. South Kensington also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of South Kensington are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
South Kensington Age Distribution Statistics
The population of South Kensington as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of South Kensington is also older than the average, making South Kensington a older persons location.
|Age||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.1%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||2.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||10.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||28.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.6%||2.3%|
South Kensington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in South Kensington come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in South Kensington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
|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%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
South 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. South Kensington has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
South Kensington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
South Kensington has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that South 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
|Tenure||Kensington and Chelsea||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||9.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||15.4%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.