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Rochedale South
Logan CityQueensland
Rochedale South shopping village.jpg
Shops, 2013
Population 14,996 (2011 census)
Established 1979
Postcode(s) 4123
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Springwood
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Rochedale South:
Rochedale Rochedale Burbank
Underwood Rochedale South Priestdale
Underwood Springwood Springwood

Rochedale South is a northern residential suburb of Logan City Council, 19 km (12 miles) south of Brisbane CBD, Australia. It borders Rochedale, Eight Mile Plains, Priestdale, Springwood and Underwood. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 14,996.

It is adjacent the Pacific Highway (Brisbane/Gold Coast Highway) and in close proximity to the Gateway Motorway, and Southeast Freeway

Closest Bus Depots are in adjacent suburbs Springwood and Eight Mile Plains (South East Busway)

Closest Train Station is in Kuruby 4 km west

Demographics

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.

Geography

Rochedale South is 19 km from Brisbane City, or 15 minutes drive, 56 km or 35 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast and 28 km 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.

History

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 and Gills Close.

In 1979, the suburb was split off from the larger Rochedale.

The Strathlands shopping centre opened in 1970. A number of churches and school were established in the following decades as the population of the suburb expanded with estate developments.

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