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Golden Plains 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

Number of times a library resource is borrowed

Number of library collection item loans per library collection item

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

4.57

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

4.15

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 4.92 4.29 4.59
2016-2017 4.73 4.30 4.49
2017-2018 4.94 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 4.57 4.15 4.63

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

74.71%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

63.97%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 82.68% 60.75% 63.59%
2016-2017 75.68% 64.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 73.74% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 74.71% 63.97% 66.13%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

$6.34

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.74

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $4.89 $6.16 $6.77
2016-2017 $4.71 $6.31 $6.39
2017-2018 $5.73 $6.79 $6.82
2018-2019 $6.34 $6.74 $7.07

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

There were approximately 7,300 less visits to the library in 2018/19 compared to 10,000 in 2017/18. This increases the cost per visit. In person only visits are included in this indicator, which does not capture online visits.

Active library members in municipality

Percentage of the municipal population that are members of the library and have borrowed a library collection item. This indicator includes e-books from 2015/16 onwards, which may affect a council's variance from 2014/15.

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

10.50%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

15.66%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 13.32% 18.04% 17.73%
2016-2017 12.68% 17.53% 16.93%
2017-2018 12.10% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 10.50% 15.66% 15.41%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

This indicator does not capture other library activity for example children and youth programs, digital literacy programs and literary events, the use of public internet pcs, using facilities such as meeting rooms or study areas, or using services such as wifi, or in library use of collections.