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Rockville
ToowoombaQueensland
Rockville is located in Queensland
Rockville
Rockville
Coordinates 27°32′09″S 151°56′19″E / 27.5358°S 151.9386°E / -27.5358; 151.9386Coordinates: 27°32′09″S 151°56′19″E / 27.5358°S 151.9386°E / -27.5358; 151.9386
Population 3,237 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 4 km (2 mi) NW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Rockville:
Cranley Cranley Harlaxton
Wilsonton Heights Rockville Harlaxton
Wilsonton Newtown North Toowoomba

Rockville is a residential locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Rockville had a population of 3,237 people.

History

Rockville was named after Rockville Estate, consisting of 114 allotments in the area ranging from 2,000 square metres (22,000 sq ft) to 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft), which itself was named after Rockville House. The suburb was officially named in 1981.

Geography

The eastern edge of the suburb is home to an industrial area. Rockville State School (1922), Leslie Research Centre and St Andrew's Private Hospital are other features within its boundaries.

Demographics

Rockville is among the least socio-economically advantaged suburbs of Toowoomba; at the 2006 census, residents had a median individual income of $388, compared with $448 for the Toowoomba statistical district, and a median family income of $921 compared to $1,116. The suburb had a SEIFA score of 908, placing it below all other suburbs in the district except Harlaxton.

Education

Rockville State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3 Holberton Street (27°31′52″S 151°56′11″E / 27.5311°S 151.9364°E / -27.5311; 151.9364 (Rockville State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 175 students with 16 teachers (13 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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