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Population 6,683 (2011 census)
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. Anzac Avenue passes through the south of the suburb.


Moreton Bay Cycleway at Rothwell, Queensland
Moreton Bay Cycleway, 2016

In the 2011 census, Rothwell recorded a population of 6,683 people, 52.8% female and 47.2% male. The median age of the Rothwell population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37. 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 spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 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 known as Anzac Avenue).

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

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.

Attractions and features

Saltwater Ck Redcliffe 01
Saltwater Creek, 2012

Rothwell is a residential area with a growing commercial district, home to The Zone and a mixture of diverse retail businesses. Recently, a Woolworths supermarket was developed near The Zone on Deception Bay Road. A Bunnings store is on Anzac Avenue. Currently, the larger shopping centres and supermarkets are in nearby Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay.

Rothwell is serviced by the Rothwell Railway Station which connects to Petrie and is also home of the Redcliffe Airport.

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