Britain's richest borough has lowest wages in London

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.

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

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.

London's highest paying jobs were all found in Zone 1 - with jobs in the Barbican district, famed for its arts centre and expensive flats, paying over £52,700.

Average salaries for advertised jobs in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (above, file photo) are under £30,000 but its residents are the country's top earners

Average salaries for advertised jobs in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (above, file photo) are under £30,000 but its residents are the country's top earners

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. Above, a file photo shows Chelsea town houses

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. Above, a file photo shows

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