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  • Kensington and Chelsea is a borough with some very high incomes, as well as the highest average incomes in London. Despite this, there are pockets of deprivation in the borough.

  • Particularly in the north end of Kensington and Chelsea, there is an area with above average poverty rates, child poverty, and receipt of out-of-work benefits. These are not confined to this part of the borough, but are more concentrated here.

  • Kensington and Chelsea is an outlier in London in terms of the proportion of its households in temporary accommodation living in the borough: around three-quarters are placed elsewhere

  • Kensington and Chelsea has a child poverty rate below the London average - 29% of children in the borough are in a household with an income below the poverty line, compared to 34% of children in London as a whole.

  • However, there are five wards in Kensington and Chelsea with child poverty rates at or above the London average. These are Colville, Notting Barnes (the ward in which Grenfell Tower is located), Cremorne, St Charles and Golborne. With the exception of Cremorne, which borders the Thames at the south of the borough, these are the northern most wards. Golborne has the highest child poverty rate in the borough, at 43%.