Perceived loneliness of adults by age group in the UK 2014 survey

This survey shows adults over 18 reporting they felt lonely some or all of the time in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by age group. While the percentages did not fluctuate so much throughout all age groups, always close to a quarter of the respondents, there was a slight decreasing trend of perceived loneliness in the age groups between 25 and 44. The rates climb again with higher ages.

Share of adults reporting they felt lonely some/all of the time in the United Kingdom (UK) in November 2014, by age group

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Release date

December 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 21 to 30, 2014

Number of respondents

2,009 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Bases fluctuated with age groups:
18 to 24: 176
25 to 34: 311
35 to 44: 328
45 to 54: 412
55 to 64: 337
65 and older: 445

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