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Number of bank employees in Australiaa,b 188,865
Number of bank customersc 19.3 million
Number of bank shareholdersh 3.1 million
Dividends paid by banks to shareholdersh $19.3 billion
Tax paid by banksh $9.7 billion
Number of banksd 98
Major Bank Levyh $1.5 billion
Bank branchesh 3,598
Bank ATMse 9,621
Value of lending to small business f $143.7 billion
Average interest rate for new small business loansi 3.53%


b Bank annual reports, 8 listed banks,
c Roy Morgan
d APRA, Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Performance Statistics – Highlights
e APRA, Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Points of Presence Statistics
f RBA, Lending to Business, D14
g RBA, Business Lending Rates, F7


g Galaxy
h Top 8 banks by size
i Roy Morgan
j Workplace Gender Equality Agency
k Treasury
l Reuters

* Data current as at December 2020 unless otherwise specified.