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Previous research finds that…

  • Women are more likely than men to report higher levels of social support.
  • One in four women and one in three men report that they did not have someone to help them out if in need.
  • Between 2001 and 2009 three out of ten Australians experienced loneliness.
  • The proportion of people transitioning into, and out of, loneliness increased between 2001 and 2009, with 13 per cent experiencing repeat episodes of loneliness.
  • People living in lone person and lone parent households were on average almost twice as likely to experience loneliness as people living in couple households, and couples with children were lonelier than couples without children.

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