Unconventional gas is a small employer

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,[1] considerably less than the retail hardware store Bunning’s, which employs 33,000.[2]

TAI Employment figures

[1] ABS (2013a). 6291.0.55.003 Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, September 2015, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Accessed 11/11/15,

[2] Bunnings (2013). About Us: Who we are, Bunnings, viewed 21 November 2013, <>.