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

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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

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 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 South 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%

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.

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

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

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%


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

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