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Elizabeth North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Elizabeth North is 3,508, with a population density of 19.46 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elizabeth North is bounded by a line on the southern edge of the Smithfield Army Ordnance Depot in the north, Main North Road in the east, Dauntsey Road in the south, and the Gawler railway line in the west.

Name origin

Elizabeth North is named for the area north of 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 late 1950s and 1960s. The population generally declined from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. Recent stock loss is due largely to much of the area being redeveloped under the Rosewood Redevelopment project.

Land use

Elizabeth North is an established residential area, with a small commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Elizabeth North Shopping Centre, Broadmeadows Reserve and one school.