Loneliness NZ

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In the past four weeks more than 650,000 Kiwis have felt lonely

The most recent official loneliness survey of the New Zealand population was undertaken by Stats NZ as part of the General Social Survey 2016.  They found that 5.1% of the population aged 15+ feel lonely most/all of the time in the last four weeks, and another 8.5% feel lonely some of the  time. 

Adjusting for the most recent Stats NZ 2017 provisional NZ population estimate, this equates to 652,000 New Zealanders aged 15+ feeling lonely some/most/all of the time in the last four weeks (see figure). 

Diagram of number of New Zealanders feelingly lonely in the last four weeks