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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Elizabeth is 1,033, with a population density of 5.27 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elizabeth is bounded by Dauntsey Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, Fairfield Road and Ridley Road in the south, and the Gawler railway line in the west.

Name origin

Elizabeth is named after Queen Elizabeth II.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from 1955 when the South Australian Housing Trust established a new town to accommodate the growth in immigration, population and industrial development. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population declined during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Elizabeth is an established residential area, with a large commercial centre.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elizabeth City Centre, Elizabeth Shopping Centre, Elizabeth Aquadome, Elizabeth Magistrates Court, Playford Civic Centre, TAFE SA (Elizabeth Campus), Dauntsey Reserve, Enford Reserve, Playford Alive Oval (home of the Central District Football Club), Playford Gardens, Playford Skate Park, Ridley Reserve, Grenville Community Connections Hub, Northern Sound System and a number of schools.