Factors Affecting Household Housing Mobility: The Case of Ankara

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PLANLAMA-PLANNING, vol.27, no.3, pp.347-361, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/planlama.2017.83007
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-361
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Household housing mobility, which reflects social, economic, and spatial aspects of housing, is one of the most important determinants of housing demand. Household mobility is related to factors such as life course/life cycle, housing profile, and the preferences/satisfaction of an individual or household. The aim of this study is to examine factors affecting household mobility in the metropolitan of Ankara. Data acquired from a 534-unit household survey in neighborhoods of Ankara's metropolitan districts that were selected to represent the varied socioeconomic structure of the city were evaluated with descriptive statistics and factor analysis. According to the results of factor analysis, the economic structure of households, life course variables, housing profile, and location were the factors affecting household mobility in Ankara. Our results indicated that while rental housing stands out through the household mobility phases, the time span of living in a house decreases through mobility phases. Life course effects influence household mobility rather than life cycle effects and preferences/satisfaction factors as mobility phases proceed.