Loneliness – What characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published an analysis of characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017. Findings from the analysis include:

  • younger adults aged 16 to 24 years reported feeling lonely more often than those in older age groups with 9.78% reporting that they felt lonely often or always; 22.96% felt lonely some of the time and 26.83% occasionally.
  • Younger renters with little trust and sense of belonging to their area were at particular risk from loneliness.

Read the full findings here

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