A Study on Housing Situation and Residential Satisfaction of Foreigners in Korea -Focusing on Seoul and Kyonggi Province-

재한외국인의 주거실태 및 주거만족도에 관한 연구 -서울, 경기 지역을 중심으로-

Kim, Young-Joo;Bo, Tong

  • Received : 2018.10.24
  • Accepted : 2018.11.27
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate housing situation and residential satisfaction of foreigners in Korea, and to identify influential factors for housing satisfaction. A questionnaire survey was conducted to 132 foreigners who reside in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Most of the respondents were Chinese and the average age was 45.7. Over 90% of the respondents lived in a rented house and detached house was the most popular type of house. Overall score of residential satisfaction was 3.43 and it was above average. However, scores for parking lot, housing deterioration, and space planning showed the lowest level of satisfaction. Factor analysis was used to summarize the variables related to residential satisfaction and 5 factors -'space planning and organization,' 'amenities & equipment', 'community facilities,' 'near environment' and 'housing expenses'- were drawn. Among those, 'space planning and organization' was the most influential factor to residential satisfaction as the result of multiple regression analysis.


Foreigners in Korea;Housing Situation;Residential Satisfaction;Housing Adjustment Behavior