Gold Coast, Queensland
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Its name is believed to have derived from an Indigenous word of unknown dialect meaning "breaking waves".
Tugun is situated at the junction of the Pacific and Gold Coast highways 7 km north-west of Coolangatta and 96 km south of Brisbane, the state capital. The junction was notoriously traffic-clogged but has improved markedly upon completion of the Tugun Bypass in June 2008. Tugun is a popular holiday destination, with a number of holiday units and motels lining Tugun Beach. Tugun has a number of shops located on its Golden-Four Drive strip.
In the 2011 Census the population of Tugun is 5,976, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.
The median/average age of the Tugun population is 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian average.
76.1% of people living in Tugun were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.3%, England 4%, Scotland 0.6%, Japan 0.6%, Canada 0.5%.
89.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Japanese, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.3% Spanish.
Off the coast from Tugun is the Gold Coast Desalination Plant. Other landmarks in the suburb include the Tugun Tavern, Tugun Surf Life Saving Club and Flat Rock.
Sport and recreation
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tugun (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Tugun
- Heritage Tours - Tugun (Gold Coast City Council)
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