This paper explores the concepts of housing quality and subjective wellbeing on a repre-sentative sample of Italian population. The analysis consists in the construction of several indi-ces which combine objective, i.e. characteristics of the dwelling and its surroundings, and sub-jective variables, i.e. perceived subjective wellbeing. Through a cluster analysis, we identify specific groups and looked at their spatial distribution at different degrees of urbanization.
Keywords: Housing quality, subjective wellbeing, EU-SILC, cluster analysis, residential satis-faction, urban sprawl