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Kensington and Chelsea

Key population characteristics of Kensington and Chelsea

 Characteristic* Kensington and Chelsea  England average 
 Population size  171,100  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  100%  73%
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male  84 years  78 years
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Female  89 years  82 years
 Level of deprivation  average  -

Based on key characteristics such as demographic structure, employment and industry sector, the PCT areas most similar to yours are: Westminster, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham and Islington.


  • Uptake of the first and second doses of the MMR vaccine by five years in 2008/09 were below the national average and need to be improved to at least 95% or cases of measles, mumps and rubella may rise. For more information on the vaccine please visit: [external link].
  • The uptake of the pneumococcal vaccine in people aged 65 years and over was the second lowest in the country from April 2004 to March 2008. This vaccine is offered to help prevent infection in older people who are at greater risk of complications. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link].
  • The rate of hospital admissions due to asthma in Kensington and Chelsea in 2007 was lower than the national average. Asthma has various triggers such as air pollution, colds, mould and dust amongst others. To learn more about how to manage asthma please visit: [external link].
  • Although the rate of TB cases in Kensington and Chelsea (27 per 100,000) was higher than the national average in 2004/06 it was lower than the rate for the London region (44 per 100,000). For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of TB please visit: [external link].
  • Kensington and Chelsea had the eighth lowest rate of Chlamydia diagnoses in people aged 15 - 24 years in 2008. However, only 4% of the 15 - 24 year olds in the area were screened for Chlamydia so the actual figure may be different. Chlamydia is a preventable, treatable sexually transmitted infection and can be diagnosed with a quick kit. For more information about Chlamydia please visit: [external link].
  • The rate of people living with HIV in the area was among the highest in the country in 2007. However, the percentage of people diagnosed late (with a CD4 cell count less than cells per mm3) in 2008 was among the lowest in the country. People who are diagnosed late cannot start anti-HIV therapy as guidelines recommend and therefore may not fully benefit from therapy and have a higher risk of HIV-related death. Therefore an early diagnosis is essential for the initiation of effective treatment. For information on testing, treatment and prevention please visit: [external link].

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  • The map profile displays just one indicator at a time but for all areas so you can see how your area compares to another.


Single Map - PCT 

Primary Care Trust - single map

LA Map

Single Map - LA 

Local Authority - single map

Maternity Unit Map

Percentage of women accepting antenatal Hepatitis B test 2007 

Maternity Unit - single map

  • The area profile shows you the values and relative ranking for all indicators in one particular area. This allows you to identify in which categories your area is higher or lower than the national average.


PCT area profile

Primary Care Trust - area profile

LA Map

LA area profile

Local Authority - area profile

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Population: ONS mid 2008 PCT population estimates
Area classification: ONS 2001 area classification
Life expectancy: ONS life expectancy at birth 2006-08
Deprivation: Index of multiple deprivation 2007
Similar PCTs: ONS 2001 area classification: corresponding health areas