Elizabeth South

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Elizabeth South
AdelaideSouth Australia
Elizabeth South is located in City of Playford
Elizabeth South
Elizabeth South
Coordinates34°44′29″S 138°39′23″E / 34.74126°S 138.65639°E / -34.74126; 138.65639Coordinates: 34°44′29″S 138°39′23″E / 34.74126°S 138.65639°E / -34.74126; 138.65639
Population2,933 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)City of Playford
State electorate(s)Elizabeth
Federal division(s)Spence
Suburbs around Elizabeth South:
Elizabeth Elizabeth Grove
Edinburgh Elizabeth South
Salisbury North Salisbury Elizabeth Vale

Elizabeth South is a northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Playford.

It was established in the late 1950s as one of the earliest residential suburbs of the planned City of Elizabeth. As for its neighbours including Elizabeth and Elizabeth North, it was configured as a local community around a small shopping centre containing a supermarket, bank, hotel and service station along with other shops.

The western boundary is the Gawler railway line, with predominantly current and former Defence land on the other side, including the South Australian branch of the Defence Science and Technology Group opposite Elizabeth South railway station. The suburb is situated on both sides of Philip Highway. The northern part of the suburb (north of Hogarth Road) is a residential suburb, with corresponding schools, shops and other community services. South of Hogarth Road, the suburb is industrial, including automotive and Defence manufacturing, dominated by the large Holden factory, which opened in 1960 and closed in 2017.[2]

The water tower near the railway line is 44.2 metres (145 ft) tall and the tank holds 250,000 imperial gallons (1,100,000 l; 300,000 US gal). It was built around 1940 (before Elizabeth was established) to supply the munitions factory that is now repurposed as Defence Science and Technology.[3]


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 2,864 people in Elizabeth South.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.5% of the population.
  • 63.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 6.3%.
  • 71.4% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common response for religion was No Religion at 38.4%.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Elizabeth South (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Zac Hambides (27 December 2013). "Elizabeth, South Australia: A city devastated by General Motors Holden". World Socialist Web Site. International Committee of the Fourth International. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Kettering Road water tower". Playfords Past. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Elizabeth South". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 January 2019. Edit this at WikidataCC BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.