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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Rockbank is 1,049, with a population density of 1.42 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Rockbank is bounded by the Western Freeway in the north, Troups Road North in the east, Greigs Road in the south, and Paynes Road in the west.

Name origin

Rockbank is named after an early property in the area, which was thought to be named for the rocky slopes nearby.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for sheep grazing, and later agricultural purposes. Some growth took place during the late 1800s as the township of Rockbank was established, with subdivision of large blocks in the early 1900s. The most significant development occurred from the 1970s. The population increased during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011. Population growth is expected in the future, largely from the Bridgefield estate.

Land use

Rockbank includes a small township and surrounding rural and rural-residential areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ian Cowie Recreation Reserve, Rockbank Community Pavilion, Rockbank Hall, the Rockbank railway station and Rockbank Primary School.