Robertson, Queensland

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Robertson sign on Musgrave Rd.jpg
Robertson sign on Musgrave Road, 2018
Robertson is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°34′00″S 153°03′23″E / 27.5666°S 153.0563°E / -27.5666; 153.0563 (Robertson (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°34′00″S 153°03′23″E / 27.5666°S 153.0563°E / -27.5666; 153.0563 (Robertson (centre of suburb))
Population4,973 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,930/km2 (7,580/sq mi)
Area1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location13.7 km (9 mi) S of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(MacGregor Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Toohey
Federal Division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Robertson:
Nathan Nathan MacGregor
Coopers Plains Robertson MacGregor
Coopers Plains Sunnybank Sunnybank

Robertson is an outer southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Robertson had a population of 4,973 people.[1]


Robertson is 13.7 kilometres (9 mi) by road south of the Brisbane CBD.[4]

Robertson is loosely bounded by Kessels Road to the north, Mains Road to the east, Mccullough Street to the south, and Troughton Road to the west, but excludes the Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre to the south-east.[5]

The land use is almost entirely residential.[5]


Robertson was named on 1 August 1967 by the Queensland Place Names Board in memory of Doctor William Nathaniel Robertson who was a member of the University of Queensland Senate.[4]

Robertson State School opened on 29 January 1980 with 124 students.[6][7][8] The Robertson State Preschool Centre opened two weeks later with an initial enrolment of 26.[9] The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education, Val Bird, and by 1987 it had 600 students on roll.[9]

At the 2011 census Robertson had a population of 4,867 people.[10]

In the 2016 census, Robertson had a population of 4,973 people.[1]


Robertson State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 688 Musgrave Road (27°33′55″S 153°03′22″E / 27.5654°S 153.0562°E / -27.5654; 153.0562 (Robertson State School)).[11][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 727 students with 51 teachers (45 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[13] It includes a special education program.[11]

There are no secondary schools in Robertson. The nearest secondary schools are Sunnybank State High School in Sunnybank to the south and MacGregor State High School in MacGregor to the east.[5]


In the 2011 census, the population of Robertson was 4,867, 50.7% female and 49.3% male.[10]

The median age of the Robertson population was 32 years, 5 years below the Australian median.

34.7% of people living in Robertson were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were China 12.6%, Taiwan 9.6%, India 5.4%, Hong Kong 3.1%, Malaysia 3%.

36.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 23.5% Mandarin, 7.6% Cantonese, 2.3% Vietnamese, 2.1% Arabic, 2% Korean.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Robertson (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "MacGregor Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Robertson - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 45236)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Robertson". Queensland Places. University of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "History". Robertson State School. Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  8. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ a b State Primary School Retrieved 24 February 2010[dead link]
  10. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Robertson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2010. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Robertson State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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