At first glance, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a picture of wealth and prosperity, however, there are significant variations in outcomes between different communities in the borough. Download report (1.14 MB) Download summary (2.03 MB) About this report At first glance, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is a picture of wealth and prosperity, with an economy ranking among the top 10% of UK local authorities in the recently published UK Prosperity Index. A picture of diversity and inequality Kensington and Chelsea is the home to a richly diverse community. Educational Inequalities The gap in opportunities and outcomes for residents of Kensington and Chelsea is starkly visible when analysing education pathways for children and young people. Employment Inequalities Residents of Kensington and Chelsea are affected by a number of employment related challenges. Health Inequalities The disparity in life expectancy between residents in different parts of Kensington and Chelsea is startling, reaching 15 years for women and 17 years for men, in wards less than 2 miles apart. Conclusion Kensington and Chelsea is the home of diverse communities, where huge prosperity and wealth coexists with significant levels of deprivation, poverty and inequality.