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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rochedale is 3,010, with a population density of 2.10 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rochedale is bounded by Mount Gravatt-Capalba Road and Mount Cotton Road in the north, Pillinger Road, Grieve Road, Ford Road and Priest Gully in the east, Priestdale Road, Rochedale Road and Underwood Road in the south, and the Pacific Motorway, Miles Platting Road, Bulimba Creek, Prebble Street and the Gateway Motorway in the west.

Name origin

Rochedale is named after Thomas Roche, an early land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming, vineyards and fruit growing. Population was minimal until the early 1900s, when many market gardens were established. The most significant development occurred from the 1960s. The population and dwelling stock have been relatively stable since the early 1990s.

Land use

Rochedale is a predominantly rural area. Land is used mainly for market gardens, nurseries and farms.

Major features

Major features of the area include several schools.