Rothwell, Queensland

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Population 6,683 (2011)
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 4022
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
Region South East Queensland
State electorate(s) Murrumba
Federal Division(s) Petrie
Suburbs around Rothwell:
Deception Bay Deception Bay Deception Bay
North Lakes Rothwell Newport
Mango Hill Mango Hill Clontarf

Rothwell is a residential suburb of the Moreton Bay Region in the west of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. Saltwater Creek marks the suburb's southern and western border.


In the 2011 Census the population of Rothwell is 6,683, 52.8% female and 47.2% male.

The median/average age of the Rothwell population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.

73.5% of people living in Rothwell were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.8%, England 5.4%, South Africa 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%, Samoa 0.8%.

87.7% of people speak English as their first language 1.7% Samoan, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.3% Dutch.


The suburb's name is after the president of the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, TJ Rothwell, who in 1921 proposed a memorial drive marked by an avenue of trees to Redcliffe via the upgraded main road (Anzac Avenue).[1]

Rothwell was officially named as a suburb by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 July 1970.[2]

Rothwell is one of the few areas on the Redcliffe Peninsula prone to minor flooding due to Saltwater Creek. The Rothwell sports oval along McGahey Street is frequently in the local press due to flooding and its relocation has been spectated for several years.

In 2016, Rothwell will contain a train station linking it to Petrie-Brisbane.

Attractions and features[edit]

Rothwell is a residential area with a growing business district, home to The Zone, a mixture of diverse retail businesses. There is a small supermarket with accompanying shops in Rothwell, and currently, the larger shopping centres and supermarkets are in nearby Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay. A Woolworths supermarket has been built on Deception Bay Road near The Zone. There is also a Bunnings On Anzac Av.

Rothwell is also home of the Redcliffe Airport.


Schools in the suburb include Grace Lutheran College for high-schooling and Mueller College.


In Rothwell the only sporting club is the Redcliffe Cougars softball club.


  1. ^ "Appendix D – Cultural Heritage Assessment" (PDF). Petrie to Kippa-Ring Public Transport Corridor Study. Queensland Department of Transport. 2004-07-27. Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Rothwell". Place Names Online Search. Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 

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