Loneliness in Northern Ireland: 2019/20

Date published: 10 December 2020


This release presents factors associated with feeling lonely in Northern Ireland 2019/20. 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.