Robertson, Queensland

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Robertson is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°33′57″S 153°03′26″E / 27.5657°S 153.0572°E / -27.5657; 153.0572Coordinates: 27°33′57″S 153°03′26″E / 27.5657°S 153.0572°E / -27.5657; 153.0572
Population4,867 (2011 census)[1]
Location13 km (8 mi) from 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 suburb in the south of Brisbane, Australia. It is 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of the CBD.[3] It was named in July 1967 in memory of Doctor William Nathaniel Robertson who was a member of the University of Queensland Senate.[3]


Elementary education is provided by Robertson State Primary School which opened in 1980[4] with 124 students.[5] The Robertson State Preschool Centre opened two weeks later with an initial enrolment of 26.[6] The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education, V.J. Bird, and by 1987 it had 600 students on roll.[6]


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

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. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Robertson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2010. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "MacGregor Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Robertson". Queensland Places. University of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "History". Robertson State School. Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b State Primary School Retrieved 24 February 2010[dead link]

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