Robertson, Queensland

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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