Rochedale is an outer suburb, 17 km south-east of the Brisbane CBD. It is a 2 minute drive to the M1, Gateway and Ipswich exits.
The first settlers began farming the area’s fertile alluvial soil in 1865. It was named after the homestead built by the Roche family, who settled in the area from Ireland, in 1868.
Rochedale backs into the Priest Gully, prompting the creation of a wildlife corridor to preserve the local flora and fauna.
The population is expected to grow significantly to more than 17,000 over 15 to 20 years because of The Rochedale Urban Community Development, a council-approved project to convert bush and farm lands into housing estates.
This peaceful and quiet suburb is one of the best places to purchase large acreage of land. There are many big mansions and estates sitting on 1, 2 and even 20-acres of land, and there’s a few that looks like small private resorts.
Rochedale is near the suburbs of Rochedale South and Mackenzie.
Leisure and Shopping
There are many lovely parks scattered throughout the suburb where people can enjoy a range of facilities such as playgrounds, picnic grounds, bikeways, walkways, and more. Aspire Street Park, Cockatoo Place Park, Kookaburra Circuit Park, Pask Family Park and Redfers Avenue Reserve are just some of these parks and reserves.
The main shopping destination here is Rochedale Shopping Village. It offers a relaxed, open-air shopping environment with over 15 specialty shops as well as a wide range of dine-in or takeaway dining options.
Population: 1,092 (2011 Census)
Median age: 43 years old
Average household size: 2.7
Top 5 Resident Lifestyles in Rochedale
Established couples with children
Older couples with families
Top 5 Occupations of Residents
Clerical and administrative workers
Technicians and trades workers
Homes fully owned – 53.9%
Being purchased through home loan mortgage – 18.5%
Rented – 22.9%
House median sale price – $915,000 (as of 13 Mar 2017 per realestate.com.au)
Median rent per week – $600 (as of 13 Mar 2017 per realestate.com.au)
Rochedale State School
Rochedale State High School
St. Peter’s Primary School
The Mount Gravatt Bus Service links Rochedale to surrounding areas. The Pacific Motorway cross the western portion of the area.