A framework for housing market area delineation: Principles and application

Peter J B Brown, Stephen Hincks

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A review is presented of the requirements of a framework for the delineation of housing market areas (HMAs) in the context of undertaking a housing market assessment. This prompts adoption of a methodology that features an iterative application of information obtained from estate agents, to identify HMA cores, and a functional regionalisation of 2001 Census interward migration flows. The approach is demonstrated using data for North West England. The concluding section explores some implications of the HMA framework for policy and future research. © 2008 Urban Studies Journal Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2225-2247
Number of pages22
JournalUrban Studies
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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