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.
- 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.
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