|Population||4,867 (2011 census)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
Robertson is an outer suburb in the south of Brisbane, Australia. It is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of the CBD.[clarification needed]. It was officially named in July 1967 in memory of Doctor William Nathaniel Robertson who was a member of the University of Queensland Senate. It is one of several suburbs near the University of Queensland that are linked to the history of the University. including those of Robertson, Macgregor, and Griffith.
Elementary education is provided by Robertson State Primary School which opened in 1980 with 124 students. The Robertson State Preschool Centre opened two weeks later with an initial enrolment of 26. The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education, V.J. Bird, and by 1987 it had 600 students on roll.
In the 2011 Census the population of Robertson is 4,867, 50.7% female and 49.3% male.
The median/average age of the Robertson population is 32 years of age, 5 years below the Australian average.
34.7% of people living in Robertson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were China 12.6%, Taiwan 9.6%, India 5.4%, Hong Kong 3.1%, Malaysia 3%.
36.7% of people speak English as their first language 23.5% Mandarin, 7.6% Cantonese, 2.3% Vietnamese, 2.1% Arabic, 2% Korean.
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