Coventry named among the 'top five loneliest cities in the UK' - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Coventry named among the 'top five loneliest cities in the UK'

Tristan Harris 29th Oct, 2020 Updated: 3rd Nov, 2020

COVENTRY has been named in the top five ‘loneliest cities’ in the UK.

Research by shows Coventry is the third highest when it comes to people living alone.

The statistics show 21 per cent of citizens reside on their own – putting it in third place and beaten only by Sunderland (22 per cent) and London (23 per cent).

Making up the rest of the top five are Leeds and Liverpool (both 20 per cent).

Leeds is in Tier 2 and Liverpool is in Tier 3 when it comes to the Coronavirus lockdown which has led to concerns as it bans people from mixing with others outside their household.

Coventry is currently in Tier 2 but there is a risk of tougher restrictions across the West Midlands if the infection rate were to worsen further it could be placed in Tier 3.

Greg Wilson, Founder of, said: “When we analysed our data we realised that a number of the cities with the highest concentrations of single person households are also dealing with Tier 3 lockdowns at present, which means many members of those communities are particularly vulnerable.”

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow the Coventry Observer Facebook page here to get our latest news and sport updates straight to your newsfeed.

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.