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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 for April 2019 to March 2020.

15% of people in Wales were lonely in April 2019 to March 2020.

People who are lonely are more likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • aged under 65
  • be white but not British
  • be in bad general health
  • have a mental illness
  • not heterosexual/straight
  • be in material deprivation
  • be single, separated, divorced or widowed

Contact

Alice Roebuck

Telephone: 0300 025 0061

Media

Telephone: 0300 025 8099