Moving to another home in Lisbon: socio-economic profiles of the recent residential mobility

Abstract The changes that have been occurring recently in Lisbon are largely related to residential mobility dynamics, their causes and consequences. The choice of the residential area, determined by economic, social, cultural and psychological factors, results in a gradual change of the city’s social structure and the territory’s occupation patterns. This paper, based on the results of a survey carried out in Lisbon between 2016 and 2017, contributes to a deeper understanding of these changes by analysing the territorial and temporal dimensions of mobility and also the socioeconomic profiles of the city’s oldest and newest residents. Given the diversity of residential mobility experiences, multivariate analysis was used to define five profiles with different social characteristics.