Annex A: Statistics on loneliness

England

The English surveys that inform official statistics and that ask about loneliness:

 FrequencyGeographyBreakdowns AvailableHarmonised Question?
Community Life SurveyAnnualNational and regional- Gender
- Age
- Ethnicity
- Disability
- Urban/Rural
- Index of Multiple Deprivation Quintile
Active Lives Adult SurveyAnnualNational for loneliness, local level data on levels of activity and volunteering- Gender
- Age
- Ethnicity
- Disability
- Social Status (NS SEC)
- Working Status
- Current Education Stage
- Sexual orientation
- Religion
Families Continuous Attitudes SurveyAnnualNational for loneliness- Service type of spouse (RN/RM, Army or RAF)
People and Nature SurveyMonthlyNational- Age
- Gender
- Ethnicity
- Income
English Housing SurveyAnnualNational- Tenure
- Household type
- Urban/rural
- Employment status
- Household income quintile
- Age
- Religion
- Ethnicity
- Length of residence
- Shared Housing tenure
- Deprived area
National Travel SurveyAnnualNational- Age group
- Gender
Longitudinal Study of Young People in EnglandAnnualNational- Deprivation (Free School Meals)
- Age
- Gender
- Ethnicity
- Disability

Scotland

Here is a list of the Scottish surveys that inform official statistics and that ask about loneliness:

 FrequencyGeographyBreakdowns AvailableHarmonised Question?
Scottish Household SurveyBiennialNational for loneliness, local authority for other topics- Age
- Scottish Index Multiple Deprivation
- Disability
- Household type
- Urban/Rural
- Ethnicity
- Disability
X

 

Wales

Here is a list of the Welsh surveys that inform official statistics and that ask about loneliness:

 FrequencyGeographyBreakdowns AvailableHarmonised Question?
The National Survey for WalesAnnual and Monthly but loneliness only included in specific versions (last available data on loneliness published February 2018)National and Local Authority- Age
- General Health, LLTI, mental wellbeing, subjective wellbeing
- Material Deprivation
- Ethnicity
- Housing type
- Religion
- Welsh language
- Sexuality
- Carer status
- Marital status
X

 

 

Northern Ireland

Here is a list of the Northern Irish surveys that inform official statistics and that ask about loneliness:

 FrequencyGeographyBreakdowns AvailableHarmonised Question?
Health Survey Northern IrelandAnnualNational and Health and Social Care Trust- Sex
- Age
- Marital status
- Dependents
- Health
- Employment and Qualifications
- Household Characteristics
- Urban/Rural
- Region
- Deprivation quintile
Continuous Household SurveyAnnualNational and Local Government District- Sex
- Age
- Marital status
- Dependents
- Health
- Employment and qualifications
- Household characteristics
- Urban/rural
- Sexual identity
- Deprivation quintile
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