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Elizabeth Downs

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Elizabeth Downs is 5,106, with a population density of 16.34 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elizabeth Downs is bounded by Uley Road in the north, Adams Road in the east, Yorktown Road and Garlick Road in the south, and Main North Road in the west.

Name origin

Elizabeth Downs is named for an area near Elizabeth, which 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 slightly between 1991 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Elizabeth Downs is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elizabeth Downs Shopping Centre, Argana Park, Brian Coward Reserve, Burdell Reserve, Dwight Reserve, Uley Reserve and two schools.