Loneliness in Northern Ireland: 2018/19

Date published: 06 February 2020


This release presents factors associated with feeling lonely in Northern Ireland 2018/19. The analyses in this report are based on the direct measure of loneliness included in the Continuous Household Survey. This measure asks people the question, “How often do you feel lonely?” with the following response options: “Often/always”, “Some of the time”, “Occasionally”, “Hardly ever” and “Never”. This question therefore measures the frequency with which people report feeling lonely.

Update: Data tables for 2017/18 and 2018/19 were updated on 13 February 2020 to provide 5 category responses for some variables. It should be noted that sample sizes are small when split into 5 category responses and derived statistics may be less reliable. For more information, please contact kimberley.gillespie@nisra.gov.uk.