Effect of Socio-Economic Attributes on Resident’s Satisfaction in Low-Density Area of Bauchi Metropolis

Muhammad Umar, Oyediran Olufemi Oyeleke, Moses Adegbile Adeleke, Sulaiman Adekunle Ojeniyi


This study examined the effect of socio-economic attributes of residents on housing satisfaction in the Bauchi metropolis to reveal ways to improve households’ housing situation in the Bauchi metropolis. The study adopted a quantitative approach. The questionnaire was designed and administered to 380 House Hold Heads with 258 retrieved. Households were surveyed employing stratified random sampling to generate data on the households’ socio-economic attributes and housing satisfaction. Data collected were subjected to descriptive statistics (Mean score and frequency table) and multiple regression through the use of SPSS to examine the effect of variables. The study revealed that most households have means of earning income and that household size is large. Households in the low-density area have moderate satisfaction with their housing condition. The study demonstrated a significant effect of socio-economic attributes on housing conditions and satisfaction in the study area. As a matter of urgency, it was recommended that the government provide the lacking social amenities, renovate the deteriorating ones, and enforce development control standards.


socio-economic characteristics; housing; housing satisfaction; Bauchi; Nigeria

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