Rochedale South, Queensland
Logan City, Queensland
|Population||15,317 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,470/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Area||6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
Rochedale South is 20.6 kilometres (12.8 mi) by road from the Brisbane CBD, or 15 minutes drive, 59.9 kilometres (37.2 mi) or 35 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast and 26.8 kilometres (16.7 mi) or 21 minutes drive from Brisbane Airport.
Its Northern boundaries of Priestdale and Underwood Road form the Logan/Brisbane local council boundary. Part of the suburb's western boundary follows the Pacific Motorway. In the past Rochedale was 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.
It is adjacent the Pacific Highway (Brisbane/Gold Coast Highway) and in close proximity to the Gateway Motorway, and Southeast Freeway.
The closest bus stations are in adjacent suburbs. Springwood and Eight Mile Plains (South East Busway).
The closest train station is in Kuraby, 4 km west.
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 Gills Close and Hindmarsh Court.
The Strathlands shopping centre opened on Underwood Road ( A number of churches were established in the following decades as the population of the suburb expanded with estate developments.) in 1970 but was later renamed Rochedale Shopping Village.
The suburb was named and bounded on 1 August 1979,  when it was split off from the larger Rochedale. The name Rochedale refers to Irish immigrant Thomas Roche who farmed vines and fruit in the 1870s. The name Rochedale has been used since the 1880s.
Springwood Road State School opened on 29 January 1974.
Rochedale South State School opened on 30 January 1979.
Springwood Road State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 94-120 Springwood Road ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 586 students with 46 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.).
Rochedale South State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Wendron Street ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 463 students with 37 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.).
There are no secondary schools in Rochedale South. The nearest secondary schools are Rochedale State High School in Rochedale to the north and Springwood State High School in Springwood to the south.
In the 2011 census, Rochedale South recorded a population of 14,996 people, 51.3% female and 48.7% male. The median age of the Rochedale South population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 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 spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Hindi, 0.4% Greek.
The projected population from 2016 census is as follows:
2021 16,740 (4.5% increase from 2016)
2026 16,896 (0.9% increase from 2021)
2031 16,977 (0.5% increase from 2026)
2036 17,129 (0.9% increase from 2031)
2041 17,259 (0.8% increase from 2036)
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- "Rochedale and Rochedale South". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.