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Indicators of low-cost housing demand in Malaysia

Roslan, Nadzirah and Memon, Aftab Hameed and Zainun, Noor Yasmin (2013) Indicators of low-cost housing demand in Malaysia. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering & Technology (MUCET) , 3-4 December 2013, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Government of Malaysia has introduced low-cost housing schemes to tackle the squatter problems of citizens from lower income as they do not afford to have their own house. However, yet the demand of low cost housing has been higher than the available number of houses. This demand depends on various indicators which are important to know so that the demand of the people for low cost housing can be met. Hence, this study focused on identifying indicators of low-cost housing demand in Melaka. It involved a questionnaire survey among citizens of Melaka, Developers, Local Housing Authority, Contractors, Consultants and personnel from Department of Statistic. Analysis of data was carried out statistically by the Average Index method. Survey form contained 9 indicators (identified through a comprehensive literature review) and the analysis results of the survey showed that top 4 indicators of low-cost housing demand are income rate, housing stock, population growth and gross domestic products.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: low-cost housing demand; average index method; indicators of low-cost housing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72-88 Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 04:25
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 04:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4981
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