Can we explain this? Yes we can!

Average salaries for advertised jobs in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are under £30,000, according to a study by jobs site Adzuna. Jobs near Sloane Square tube station pay an average of £25,686, South Kensington offers £26,447 and High Street Kensington is marginally better with average salaries of £29,367. But statistics show the affluent borough is home to Britain’s top earners. A new study has revealed how Britain’s richest borough has some of the lowest wages in London – but its wealthy residents are the country’s top earners. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics last year show residents of Kensington and Chelsea had the highest income in the country – an average salary of £158,000. In contrast, the Adzuna study found jobs in Tower Hamlets – one of the capital’s poorest boroughs, where residents earn an average of £41,800 – offered much higher salaries. Jobs near Shoreditch High Street paid an average salary of £37,074, those near Tower Hill pay £30,118 on average.

Sigh.

The retail outlets in a largely residential borough don’t pay very much.

The spillover from The City and the tech hub into Tower Hamlets pays a lot.

Who would have thought it?

8 comments on “Can we explain this? Yes we can!

  1. If one looked at the wage bills for the services supplying those ‘rich areas’ (mechanics, gardeners, etc) I suspect we’d see a very different picture.

  2. I’m conducting my own study into why some apples have a really thick outer skin that is virtually inedible, taste different to normal apples and have a uniformly orange hue.

  3. The Daily Mail exists as the exception to the rule that retarded news hacks are exclusively from the ‘left’.

  4. Tower Hamlets = Canary Wharf: bankers and lawyers work there, then go home to Kensington in the evening.

  5. ‘A new study has revealed how Britain’s richest borough has some of the lowest wages in London’

    Revealed? Brit papers love to say, “Revealed.”

    How? No, Tim tells us the HOW. No editors? English as a second language? Ahh . . . By Khaleda Rahman.

  6. This would be shocking juxtaposition of rich and poor (despite not really being juxtaposed), for the sole purpose of shocking, thereby to set the reader up for almost any policy suggestion.

    There is an average salary, but there is no average work; only the work you do. I bet auto mechanics in Kensington do earn more than auto mechanics elsewhere, even if less than bankers in Kensington.

  7. @Spike, January 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    …I bet auto mechanics in Kensington do earn more than auto mechanics elsewhere, even if less than bankers in Kensington.

    Good point, quick search: Kensington uk car dealers

    H.R. Owen and Ferrari London

    Both will want highly skilled auto mechanics who can also talk intelligently, rather than “grunt, init, f*cking mumble, spit…”, to their customers

    As for DM article – saw it this morning, didn’t read as obvious residential vs commercial areas confusion stupidity.

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