The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in the number of people who felt lonely one day of the week or more between May and August 2020, although the total was down from April. Women, young adults and Victorians had higher rates of loneliness and nearly 10% more of those aged 75 and over felt lonely in August than they did in May.
Two-fifths of the population felt lonely at least some of the time in August 2020.
Females felt lonely at a rate 9% higher than males in August.
Young adults aged between 18-24 had far higher rates (66%) of loneliness than other age groups.
Nearly half of Victorians (45%) felt some loneliness in August.
|Variable description||% who responded 'Yes', by age and sex|
|Variable time span||May 2020 - August 2020|
|Published by||ANU Poll|