23.9% are exhibiting symptoms of loneliness, compared to 17% in our 2018 Loneliness Report
28% are experiencing social loneliness while 19.8% are experiencing emotional loneliness
45.9% of young people (18-24 years) are emotionally lonely
As people got older, levels of loneliness decreased
94.5% of Australians feel loved
Mental health is placing a significant strain on relationships
of people were affected by mental health – the second greatest pressure facing Australian relationships
of Australians said their mental health was poor to terrible over the past six months
of people with long-term mental health conditions faced more pressures than the Australian population average of 71.9%
1.7 million Australians feel unsafe disagreeing with their most important person
Experiences with grief and loss in a partner relationship led to higher rates of loneliness and additional pressures in other relationships
experienced a break-up, separation, or divorce with a lasting impact
of people received no valuable support following the death of their partner
people who had lasting impacts from grief and loss were 1.5 times lonelier than those who didn’t
46.2% manage their relationship issues on their own
Strong and reliable relationships improve wellbeing, loneliness and mental health
People who could rely on one strong relationship;
for a variety of social supports had better life satisfaction
were 1.4 times less lonely than those who relied on many different relationships
had better mental health over the past six months
Explore the dashboard
The dashboard is an interactive visualisation of the data we collected. You can look through the survey questions, filtering by age, gender and geographic location. You can also see fact sheets with key findings about certain population groups.
Blogs and Videos
Check out our launch webinar and our blog posts.
Relationships Australia presents Relationship Indicators 2022
Watch our launch webinar - we cover key findings, recommendations and avenues for future research.
Relationship Indicators 2022 is live!
Read our blog post about the launch of Relationship Indicators 2022.
Interested in understanding more about the survey design, data collection and methodological aspects of the project?
Read our Technical Report.