Feeling of loneliness

This indicator provides information on people’s lack of social network or unmet need for social interaction, which manifests itself as a feeling of loneliness.

In terms of integration, the aim is to decrease the feeling of loneliness.


Share of the permanent resident population aged 15 and over living in private households who say they sometimes or often feel lonely.

This indicator is based on the answer to the following question:

“Do you often feel lonely? Is this the case...

1 : very often;
2 : quite often;
3 : sometimes;
4 : never?”

We consider that a person feels lonely if they answer ‘very often’, ‘quite often’ or ‘sometimes’.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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