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Residential Mobility in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

Residential Mobility in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria


This study examined the Residential Mobility in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. Stratified, systematic as well as simple random sampling techniques were used to proportionately select the residential densities and respondents used in the study. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Analysis of Variance (AV) were used to test the hypotheses which stated that the predominant factors that influenced residential mobility in Enugu cannot be identified and that the factors that influence residential mobility among residents do not differ significantly across the residential densities in Enugu. The predominant factors include Security, Commercial activities, travel behavior/proximity, household lifecycle, Facilities, social status, work/personal and neighborhood characteristics. The highest factor that influenced mobility in Enugu was security, The result of the hypothesis revealed that there were significant (P < 0.05) differences in the factors that influenced residential mobility among residents in Enugu. The policy implication of the research is Residents have equally expressed a significant preference to live closer to where they work, if opportunity is availed to them. Therefore, It becomes expedient that government housing policy should be re-oriented towards addressing the location preference of housing consumers.

Keywords: Residential Mobility; Enugu; Principal Component Analysis

Umar Tauheed Ibrahim, PhD1; Onoh, Felix Emenike, PhD2; Okereke, Joy3

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