London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of the London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
Kingston upon Thames
- Kingston is in the bottom ten London boroughs for all poverty and low income benefits indicators (see table below).
- It is also in the bottom ten London boroughs for all four health indicators in the table below, with particularly low levels of adult limiting illness or disability (8%) and childhood obesity (15%).
- As with much of Outer London, the proportion of jobs in the borough that were low paid was greater than the London average, while the proportion of low paid residents was less than the London average. However, both have increased, following the trend across London to a greater proportion of low paid jobs and residents.
- Kingston has the second lowest rate of out-of-work benefit recipients (5.4%) and one of the lowest rates of unemployment (4.8%) across London.
- A higher proportion pupils receiving free school meals under-attained at GCSE level in Kingston compared to the London average (58% didn't receive 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent) in 2013/14.
Changes over time compared to London average
The charts above looks at how Kingston upon Thames has changed over time across a series of indicators compared to the London average
Key indicators comparing Kingston upon Thames with London averages
Notes and links
Poverty and low income benefits
1. Proportion of children estimated to be in low income households (Feb 2013) (here)
2. Proportion of working-age people in receipt of an out-of-work benefit (Nov 2014) (here)
3. Proportion of 0-19 year olds in working families receiving tax credits (2013/14) (here)
4. Annual amount low income households pay in council tax regardless of income (2015/16) (here)
5. Private renting housing benefit claimants as a proportion of private rented households (2013) (here)
Work and low pay
8. Proportion of working-age people unemployed (average for 2012 to 2014) (here)
9. Proportion of employees living in borough earning less than the London Living Wage (average for 2013 to 2014) (here)
10. Proportion of employees working in borough earning less than the London Living Wage (average for 2013 & 2014) (here)
11. Lower quartile rent for 2 bedroom as a proportion of full-time earnings (2014/15) (here)
12. Proportion of net-new homes built available at sub-market price (three years to 2013/14) (here)
13. Landlord evictions in 2014 per 1,000 renting households (here)
14. Proportion of households in overcrowded housing (2011) (here)
15. Households accepted as homeless in 2014/15 per 1,000 households (here)
16. Households in temporary accommodation in March 2015 per 1,000 households (here)
17. Proportion of temporary accommodation placements outside of borough in March 2015 (here)
20. Proportion of working-age adults with a limiting illness or disability (2011) (here)
21. Male life expectancy (average for 2011 to 2013) (here)
22. Proportion of children aged 11 who are obese (2013/14) (here)
23. Conception rate per 1,000 women aged 13 to 15 (average for 2011 to 2013) (here)
Comparisons with all boroughs
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