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Colac Otway Shire

Profile Performance

Provision of print and digital based resources to the community in a variety of formats including collection services, e-services, research tools and interactive learning programs

Physical library collection usage

Number of physical library collection item loans per physical library collection item. Updated in 2019 to focus on physical library items.

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

1.98

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

2.68

All Councils (2020-2021)

2.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 4.68 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 4.32 4.15 4.63
2019-2020 3.51 3.14 3.56
2020-2021 1.98 2.68 2.63

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Reduction in collection usage reflects limitations on branch library access during COVID-19 lockdown periods.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

Percentage of the library collection that has been purchased in the last 5 years

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

50.28%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

57.60%

All Councils (2020-2021)

64.00%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 68.18% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 69.03% 63.97% 66.13%
2019-2020 66.40% 63.26% 65.34%
2020-2021 50.28% 57.60% 64.00%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

The overall percentage reduced owing to a reduction in purchasing new stock pending the exit of partners from the Regional Library Corporation.

Active library borrowers in municipality

Percentage of the municipal population that are active library borrowers (in the last three financial years) for 2019-20. Results prior to July 2019 reflect the municipal population that were members of the library and borrowed a library collection item during that year.

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

No data supplied

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

14.03%

All Councils (2020-2021)

13.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 16.04% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 14.99% 15.66% 15.41%
2019-2020 15.45% 15.04% 14.88%
2020-2021 No data supplied 14.03% 13.45%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Due to the current Library Management System the data for active borrowers includes a proportion of non-active members and therefore isn't relevant for trend comparison in this category against previous years. Therefore, no data is available for this indicator.

Cost of library service per population

Direct cost to council of the library service per population. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

$34.30

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$29.26

All Councils (2020-2021)

$31.31

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 Service not provided 0 0
2018-2019 Service not provided 0 0
2019-2020 $32.59 $28.74 $32.10
2020-2021 $34.30 $29.26 $31.31

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...