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Low cost housing demand factors in Malaysia

Zainun, Noor Yasmin and Ismail, Siti Sarah (2015) Low cost housing demand factors in Malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 773 (2015). pp. 1037-1041. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

In Malaysia, housing is divided into four categories, which are low cost housing, low medium cost housing, medium cost housing, and high cost housing. Demand and supply of housing is a major challenge to the country because it is one catalyst for social economic structure. The purpose of this research is to identify the factors of low-cost housing demand in Malaysia and to confirm the factors among experts in construction industry players in Malaysia. All factors are identifying from previous studies. Questionnaires are distributed among experts in construction industry players in Malaysia for confirmation. The data from previous studies are analyzed using frequency analysis table and the ranking of the factors are determined based on the highest frequency. Data from the questionnaires then analyzed using "Mean Rank" method. Ranking of the factors are determined based on the mean value adopted from SPSS 16 software. 27 factors of low cost housing demand are determined based on the previous studies. Results from previous studies shows that housing prices are on the highest ranking. 11 factors in the lowest ranking which are number of household factors, quality homes, adequacy, subsidies, marital status, mortgage rates, functions, benefits, job, family life, and culture. Meanwhile, results among experts in construction industry players in Malaysia show that affordable housing factors are in the highest ranking and marital status at the lower ranking. 92.1% of experts agreed that the factors are significant. Therefore, all the factors can be applied as low cost housing demand factors in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: factors; low cost housing; demand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 03:28
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 03:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6995
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