The Mining People Polling/Media Centre

Welcome to the Mining People Polling/Media Centre. We want to know what you think on a broad range of mining, recruitment, human resources (HR) & other mining industry topics.

Please contribute your thoughts below via our most current poll question or browse the archives of previous questions. If you have a question or wish to submit a topic for discussion, please email the team.

Third party commissioned research:

If you are looking for deep insights into the mining markets and would like MPi to conduct some targeted industry research on your behalf then please email us.

Current Poll

How do you really feel about your job, the company you work for, and the mining industry as a whole? How do you feel about your salary, your roster, your boss?

We want to know!

Once again, Mining People is taking a poll of sentiment within the Australian mining industry. We want to know your innermost thoughts, so we can gauge how well the industry is doing and where there’s room to improve. This is your opportunity to have your say!

All contributions are completely anonymous — we don’t know who you are and where you work. The survey will be open until 30 September 2021. We’ll publish the results in early October. Please feel free to share this poll with your friends and colleagues across the industry.

To what extent do you agree with these statements?

Take our mining industry employee survey!

In this month’s poll, how do you really feel about your job, the company you work for, and the mining industry as a whole? How do you feel about your salary, your roster, your boss?

I am happy in my current mining job.
The company I work for shows great respect towards its employees.
I really enjoy the team of people I work with.
I have great respect for my direct supervisor/manager.
I feel positive about the future of the mining industry.
I feel positive about my role in the mining industry.
I find fly-in fly-out and long shifts exhausting.
Job interviews make me nervous
I have exaggerated my skills or experience in a CV or interview to improve my chances of getting a job.
My mining job is contributing to difficulties in my primary relationships.
I feel stressed or depressed as a result of the pressures of my mining lifestyle.
I would switch jobs if a company offered me more money.
I plan to have a long career in the mining industry.

Thanks so much for taking part in this Mining People Polling/Media Centre poll. We’ll publish the results on our website next month. You can see the results of some of our other recent polls below!


As reported in

  • ABC logo
  • AusIMM logo
  • Kalgoorlie Miner logo
  • Mining News logo
  • National Mining Chronicle logo
  • Short list logo
  • Staffing Industry Analyst logo
  • The West Australian logo
  • The Brief logo
  • Mining Technology logo

Previous Polls

Recent articles based on our poll results