Rochedale South, Queensland

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Rochedale South
Logan CityQueensland
Rochedale South is located in Queensland
Rochedale South
Rochedale South
Coordinates 27°36′S 153°8′E / 27.600°S 153.133°E / -27.600; 153.133Coordinates: 27°36′S 153°8′E / 27.600°S 153.133°E / -27.600; 153.133
Population 14,996 (2011)[1]
Established 1979
Postcode(s) 4123
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Springwood
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Rochedale South:
Rochedale Rochedale Burbank
Underwood Rochedale South Priestdale
Underwood Springwood Springwood

Rochedale South is a residential suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 14,996.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Rochedale South is 14,996, 51.3% female and 48.7% male.[1] The median/average age of the Rochedale South population is 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian average. 71.9% of people living in Rochedale South were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.5%, England 4.3%, South Africa 1.1%, India 0.6%, Fiji 0.6%. 86.1% of people speak English as their first language 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Hindi, 0.4% Greek.[1]

Geography[edit]

Rochedale is known for its rich, red soil that is good for crops. Yet due to recent years of drought in the area, much of the farming has been abandoned and are now commercialised. Part of the suburb's western boundary follows the Pacific Motorway.

History[edit]

In 1952, the Gill family ran a poultry farm and piggery and in 1967 developed the land into the first sewered estate in the region. They named some of the streets after the towns[where?] and streets in England from where they originated in 1951. Some of the streets were Ridgeway Street, Green Way, Edgeware Drive and Gills Close.

In 1979, the suburb was split off from the larger Rochedale.[2]

The Strathlands shopping centre opened in 1970.[2] A number of churches and school were established in the following decades as the population of the suburb expanded with estate developments.

Schools[edit]

Nearby schools include Springwood State High School and Redeemer Lutheran College, both of which are only marginally outside the suburb's boundary.

Sports[edit]

Rochedale is home to the 2010 Brisbane Premier League champions, Rochedale Rovers Football Club. They play out of Underwood Park, Priestdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rochedale South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rochedale South". Logan City Council. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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