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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Roselands is 11,933, with a population density of 43.65 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Roselands is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Chapel Street, Rogers Street and Armitree Street in the east, Moorefields Road, King Georges Road, the Beverly Hills North Public School and Shorter Street in the south, and Eva Street and Bonds Road in the west.

Name origin

Roselands is named after the former Roselands Golf Course, which was named after a magnificent rose garden once in the area.

Settlement history

Development of the area dates from 1880 when land was first purchased. From 1941 to 1942 the Army used the area for headquarters for the 1st Battalion and a camping place for the troops. Significant development occurred during the 1940s and 1950s. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased gradually between 2001 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Roselands is an established residential area, with a small industrial area in the east, and some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands Aquatic Centre, Leonard Reserve, John K Stewart Reserve, Roseanne Reserve, Scott Reserve and McCallums Hill Public School.