This dashboard displays the same indicators and factors that the interactive report and map does but is displayed in a way that enables you to view two different indicators at the same time and how much of a correlation there is between the two. The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1 the stronger the correlation.

For example you can select a health indicator such as ‘very bad health’ and household composition indicator such as percentage of one person households and see how these two correlate on the graph. Other examples to explore are age vs marital status. These correlations do not show definitively show loneliness but highlight where two indicators have a relationship that could affect the risk of loneliness given the known risk factors set out in the ONS Loneliness Profiles and the Age UK: Loneliness in Later Life – Evidence Review.

As well as the graph it is useful to compare the two associated maps in a split layout setting. This gives an immediate visual impression between the two thematic maps of any crossover between the two selected indicators.

It is important to note that correlation is not causationThere is always the possibility that other variables have influenced the data.