Young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups
Analysis of characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017 from the Office for National Statistics has found that younger adults aged 16 to 24 years reported feeling lonely more often than those in older age groups.
Compared with all other age groups except the 25 to 34 years group, those aged 16 to 24 years were significantly more likely to report feeling lonely “often/always”. Those aged 16 to 24 years were also significantly more likely to report feeling lonely “some of the time” compared with all other groups except for the 25 to 34 years and 75 years and over age groups. They were also least likely of all age groups to report “never” experiencing loneliness .