What Country Has the Most Bankers?

Number of Bank Employees (persons), 2017 or latest
Banking | November 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2017, Russia ranked the highest in number of bank employees with 838,000 persons followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 4,920 persons, Malta with 4,924 persons and Latvia with 8,492 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Bank Employees indicator page.

Number of Bank Employees Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria persons 78,085 77,424 75,980 74,110 73,315
Bangladesh persons 132,811 143,073 147,267 153,691 154,904 ...
Belgium persons 61,197 60,068 58,237 56,666 55,774
France persons 426,336 421,037 416,262 408,726 406,701
Germany persons 663,800 659,100 655,600 649,900 637,338
Italy persons 316,360 309,478 306,607 299,684 298,473
Netherlands persons 105,408 103,447 96,423 94,000 90,137
Poland persons 186,331 181,991 179,385 175,972 175,151
Portugal persons 59,911 57,348 55,820 53,888 50,687
Romania persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 65,772 61,769 58,612 57,732 55,928
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 950,000 838,000 ... ...
Spain persons 245,956 234,292 215,953 201,656 196,556
Sweden persons 49,784 52,186 53,594 54,644 54,319
Turkey persons 181,418 186,098 197,465 200,886 201,204
United Kingdom persons 438,800 391,200 380,300 368,100 373,500