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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

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.

Golden Plains Shire (2019-2020)

3.53

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

3.14

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 4.73 4.30 4.49
2017-2018 4.94 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 4.57 4.15 4.63
2019-2020 3.53 3.14 3.56

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Impacted by COVID-19 as library was required to be closed for a period of time in accordance with government restrictions. 2019-20 experienced a 20% drop in the number of library collection loans.

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 (2019-2020)

71.94%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

63.26%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 75.68% 64.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 73.74% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 74.71% 63.97% 66.13%
2019-2020 71.94% 63.26% 65.34%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Impacted by COVID-19 as library was required to be closed for a period of time in accordance with government restrictions. Slight decrease in the number of library collection items purchased during 2019-20.

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.

Golden Plains Shire (2019-2020)

10.69%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

15.04%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 12.68% 17.53% 16.93%
2017-2018 12.10% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 10.50% 15.66% 15.41%
2019-2020 10.69% 15.04% 14.88%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Impacted by COVID-19 as library was required to be closed for a period of time in accordance with government restrictions. Indicator does not capture other library activity, such as children and youth programs, digital literacy programs, literacy events and public use of the internet and library facilities.

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.

Golden Plains Shire (2019-2020)

$14.78

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$28.74

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $14.78 $28.74 $32.10

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Impacted by COVID-19 as library was required to be closed for a period of time in accordance with government restrictions. Slight decrease in the number of library collection items purchased during 2019-20.