According to a British survey, the average retiree is bored within one year of retirement.

The study found nearly 3 in 10 described their retirement as “boring,” “lonely” and “quiet.”

Most said they spend their time reading, watching television and hanging out at home with a significant other.

Most also felt working part-time would give them “a better sense of purpose.”

Four in 10 retirees say the primary reason for working part-time again would be to meet new people, with another 40 percent wanting to just get out of the house.

Interestingly, most would opt to try a new experience rather than return to their prior occupation.

The survey was commissioned by National Citizens Service, a British life skills mentoring and teaching organization.

In the United States, about 16 percent of the U.S. population is made up of people 65 years of age and older, according to the Census Bureau.

In North Dakota, about 15 percent of the population is 65 and older.

You can read more on the survey here.