In November 2015, The Australia Institute (TAI) stated:
The entire oil and gas industry in Australia employs 27,500 Australian workers, or less than a quarter of 1% of the Australian workforce, considerably less than the retail hardware store Bunning’s, which employs 33,000.
 ABS (2013a). 6291.0.55.003 Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, September 2015, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Accessed 11/11/15, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
 Bunnings (2013). About Us: Who we are, Bunnings, viewed 21 November 2013, <http://www.bunnings.com.au/about-us>.