Robertson, Queensland

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Coordinates 27°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
Population 4,867 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4109
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane
State electorate(s) Sunnybank
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.[clarification needed]. It was 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.[2]


Elementary education is provided by Robertson State Primary School which opened in 1980 with 124 students.[2] The Robertson State Preschool Centre opened two weeks later with an initial enrolment of 26.[2] The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education, V.J. Bird, and by 1987 it had 600 students on roll.[2]


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. 
  2. ^ a b c d State Primary School Retrieved 24 February 2010[dead link]

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