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The Role of Amenity in Determining Residential Preference of Creative Workers

도시 어메니티가 창의인력 거주지 결정에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.07.27
  • Accepted : 2017.09.13
  • Published : 2017.11.28

Abstract

Opening of a new economic paradigm in the transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the human capital engaged in industry or occupation based on individual creativity is called creative workers. The workers of this kind regards 'quality of place', known as amenity, as an important factor in choosing a residential area. This paper analyzes how the effect of city amenity influences on residential preference of creative workers in comparison with production workers. First, as of 2014, the total number of creative workers are 5.73 million (23.2% of the total workforce), and more than half (58.6%) are concentrated in Seoul and Gyeonggi area. Second, the excess residence rate of the creative workers (number of residents/number of jobs) is high in metropolitan areas. Third, when comparing with workers in productions sector, the selection of residence location for creative workers are significantly influenced by certain city amenities such as education. The outcome of analysis is expect to be utilized as a preliminary work for making policies which promotes number of creative workers at the regional level.

Keywords

Creative Workers;Amenities;Residentia Preference;Excess Residence Rate

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