About Kingston-upon-Thames 關於金士頓

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Background

The Royal Borough Kingston-upon-Thames is one of 32 boroughs in London and on the south-west edge of Greater London, about 10 miles (16Km) from the centre of London. 

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2011 Census:

  • Total population was 160,060, of which 2883 (1.8%) self-identified as ethnic Chinese, 3495 as Korean and 9548 as "other Asian" excluding Indian and Pakistani. 
  • In England and Wales, Kingston has the 3rd highest percentage of residents born in East Asia (2.9%) including the highest proportion born in East Asia but excluding China (1.9%). 
  • Kingston had 16,700 students.
  • Unemployment in 2011 was 3.2% of working age population, significantly below London as a whole and England.  Residents are more likely to be in managerial or professional occupations when compared to the average for England.

Transport:

  • Roads: The A3 is the main arterial road from London and runs south-west out of London to Guildford (Surrey) and down to Portsmouth on the south coast.
  • Trains: Run to London Waterloo station at 15 minute intervals from a number of stations in the borough.  Journey time is ~30 minutes.
  • AirHeathrow Airport is 8 miles / 13Km away (30 minute drive) from Kingston town; Gatwick Airport is 28 miles / 45Km (45 minute drive)

 

Main education establishments:

 

Hospitals:

 Many other services and help groups are listed in this online magazine Kingston Connects

 

Places to Visit:

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Richmond Park

 

 

Contact information

kca.newsletter@gmail.com

Kingston Chinese Association (KCA) 京士頓華人會會址
c/o The Searchlight Centre,
Kingston Road,
New Malden,
Surrey
KT3 3RX