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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Robertson is 5,410, with a population density of 28.37 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Robertson is bounded by Kessels Road in the north, Mains Road in the east, McCullough Street and Sherrington Street in the south, and Troughton Road in the west.

Name origin

Robertson is named after Doctor William Nathaniel Robertson, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Robertson is a predominantly residential area, with a commercial area at the intersection of Mains Road and McCullough Street.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre and one school.