Elizabeth, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||952 (2006 Census)
811 (2001 Census)
|Location||24 km (15 mi) N of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Playford|
|State electorate(s)||Little Para (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Wakefield (2011)|
The suburb of Elizabeth was established by the South Australian Housing Trust in 1955 as part of a planned satellite town, formerly known as the City of Elizabeth. The town was located on previously rural land between the older towns of Salisbury and Smithfield.[verification needed]
Elizabeth is the seat of the Playford local government area and thus acts as a central business district for the surrounding suburbs. It lies between the Gawler Central railway line and Main North Road. DSTO Edinburgh is located to the west of Elizabeth.
The age distribution of Elizabeth residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 67.5% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 22.5% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
The population of Elizabeth as recorded by this census, encompassing postcodes 5112, 5113 and 5114, was about 60,000.
The local newspaper is the News Review Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available. The Bunyip Newspaper also covers the Elizabeth area in its Playford Times section.
Elizabeth Special School is on Durrington Road. Fremont-Elizabeth City High School is on the Philip Highway. Kaurna Plains School is on Ridley Road.
Elizabeth is the home of the Central District Bulldogs, an Australian rules football team in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). It is currently the strongest team in South Australian football, having (in 2010) won nine of the last eleven SANFL Premierships. They play all of their home games at Elizabeth Oval (currently named "Playford Alive Oval").
Facilities and attractions
The Elizabeth Shopping Centre sits in the middle of the suburb of Elizabeth. Formerly known as Elizabeth Town Centre, it has been progressively expanded since the 1960s. In its early days it featured open air malls, but today it comprises a single storey undercover mall. A major renovation and extension was completed in 2004.
Dauntsey Reserve is located between Winterslow Road and Woodford Road. Ridley Reserve is located on the suburb's southern boundary. There are other parks and reserves in the suburb.
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- "City of Playford". Official website. City of Playford. Retrieved 20 April 2011.