Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Ryal Burgh o Kensington an Chelsea (Inglis: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea), aften abbreviatit tae RBKC, is a central Lunnon burgh o Ryal burgh status. It is the walthiest burgh in Ingland bi some distance.
It is an urban aurie an wis namit in the 2001 census as the maist densely populatit local authority in the Unitit Kinrick, wi a population o 158,919 at 13,244 per square kilometre (the land aurie is approximately 12 square kilometres, makkin it the smawest o the Lunnon boroughs, excludin the Ceety o Lunnon).
The borough is immediately tae the wast o the Ceety o Wastmeenster, which is at the hert o modren Lunnon, an tae the east o Hammersmith & Fulham, an itsel contains a substantial number o ceety centre facilities such as major museums an universities (in "Albertopolis"), depairtment stores like Harrods, Peter Jones an Harvey Nichols, is hame tae the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's lairgest carnival, an several Embassies in its Belgravia, Knightsbridge an Kensington Gardens destricts. It an aa contains mony o the maist exclusive residential destricts in Lunnon, which are an aa some o the maist expensive in the warld.
The local authority is Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council. The Ryal borough's motto is Quam Bonum in Unum Habitare, which translates approximately as 'Hou guid it is tae dwell in unity'.
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History[eedit | eedit soorce]
The borough wis creatit in 1965 frae the umwhile boroughs o Kensington an Chelsea. Kensington's Ryal Borough status wis inheritit bi the new borough. The new borough wis oreeginally tae be cried juist 'Kensington' - the inclusion o Chelsea wis locally supportit.
Destricts in The Ryal Burgh o Kensington an Chelsea[eedit | eedit soorce]
The borough includes the auries o:
- Bayswater (an aa pairtly in the Ceety o Wastmeenster)
- Belgravia (an aa pairtly in the Ceety o Wastmeenster)
- Earl's Court
- Holland Park
- Kensal Town (an aa pairtly in the Ceety o Wastmeenster)
- Knightsbridge (an aa pairtly in the Ceety o Wastmeenster)
- Ladbroke Grove
- North Kensington
- Notting Hill
- South Kensington
- West Brompton
- West Kensington (an aa pairtly in the Lunnon Burgh o Hammersmith an Fulham)
- World's End
Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]
According tae the 2001 census, the borough haes a population o 158,919. It is 79% White, 4% Black African an 3% Black Caribbean. 44% o hoosehaulds are awner–occupiers. As o 2004, statistics released bi the Office for National Statistics show that life expectancy at birth for females in Kensington an Chelsea wis 84.8 years in 2001-2003, the heichest in the Unitit Kinrick. Male life expectancy at birth for the same period wis 79.8 years, third heichest in the UK. The figurs for Kensington an Chelsea durin 1991-1993 wur significantly lawer: 73.0 years for males (rankin 301st in the naition) an 80.0 for females (rankin 129t). Further investigation, housomeivver, indicates a 12 year gap in life expectancy atween the affluent wards o Chelsea (Ryal Hospital, Hans Town) an the maist northerly wards o North Kensington (Golborne, Dalgarno) which are categorised bi heich levels o social hoosin an poverty.
Kensington an Chelsea's affluence is demonstratit bi the fact that it haes the lairgest number o heich-earners (ower £60,000) o ony local govrenment destrict in the kintra—16.6%. It haes the heichest number o wirkers in the financial sector an the lawest number wirkin in the retail sector.
In December 2006, Sport England published a survey which revealed that residents o Kensington an Chelsea wur the fowert maist active in Ingland in sports an ither fitness activities. 27.9% o the population pairticipate at least three times a week for 30 minutes.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)
- Chelsea Name Retained: New Decisions on Three Boroughs. The Times. 3 January 1963
- http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=8841 statistics.gov.uk
- http://money.guardian.co.uk/print/0%2C3858%2C4965695-110144%2C00.html money.guardian.co.uk
- http://www.sportengland.org/index/get_resources/research/active_people/active_people_survey_headline_results.htm sportengland.org
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