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The report looks at aspects of loneliness in terms of the absence of close personal relationships and a lack of wider social contacts.

The results are based on questions asked in the National Survey for Wales in 2016-17 using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale.

Main points

  • Younger people were more likely to be lonely than older people.
  • 20% of people experienced loneliness related to the absence of close personal relationships. 35% due to lack of wider social contacts.


Loneliness (National Survey for Wales), April 2016 to March 2017 , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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