The influence of family relations on the housing preferences of Millennials in Depok, Indonesia

Joko Adianto, Rossa Turpuk Gabe, Muhammad Akmal Farraz

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This study identifies the housing norms and preferences of millennials in Indonesia. Millennials are thought to have different housing norms and preferences compared to prior generations. However, there is a need for further research on this topic to provide appropriate housing for the emerging millennial population. A mixed-method study was employed with 400 participating resident–respondents in Depok, one of Indonesia’s fastest-growing cities. A six-point Likert scale was used to identify millennials’ related characteristics quantitatively, and the reasons for their housing preferences were assessed using qualitative methods. Through linear regression, this study identifies family-oriented values were found to be dominant for millennials’ character-related activities. The results of crosstab analysis from the tabularised data-driven coding show that the characteristics of millennial housing norms and preferences are similar to those of the previous generation because of the millennials’ financial dependency on their parents. That is, this situation allows parents to conform millennials’ housing norms and preferences to theirs. These study findings confirm that housing norms and preferences are culturally dependent and formulated through negotiation between immediate and extended family members. This study identifies the intergenerational characteristics of the housing norms of Indonesian millennials, thus contributing to possible future improvements in the housing policy for them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-100
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Urbanism
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Depok
  • housing norms
  • Indonesia
  • Millennials
  • preference


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