DemographicsTugun is approximately 3.11 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Tugun was 6588. The population is 48% male and 52% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Tugun are $1800 to $2399. The most common weekly income bracket is $800 to $999 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $350 to $449.
DescriptionTugun is a beach-side suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Tugun had a population of 5,976. Tugun is situated at the junction of the Pacific and Gold Coast highways 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-west of Coolangatta and 96 kilometres (60 mi) 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. Its name is believed to have derived from an Indigenous word of unknown dialect meaning "breaking waves". Locals fondly call Tugun, Tugz (pronounced choo-gs). Tugun joined to its neighbouring suburbs of Currumbin and Bilinga via the Gold Coast Oceanway.
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