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Greater Dandenong City

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.

Greater Dandenong City (2019-2020)

4.09

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

4.62

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 5.78 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 6.47 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 5.64 6.03 4.63
2019-2020 4.09 4.62 3.56

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of the library service on 18 March which impacted our ability to receive new items and community access to our collection reducing the number of item loans for the year.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Greater Dandenong City (2019-2020)

86.38%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

71.39%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 87.25% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 86.90% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 86.53% 72.04% 66.13%
2019-2020 86.38% 71.39% 65.34%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

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.

Greater Dandenong City (2019-2020)

10.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

16.69%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 20.23% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 19.22% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 11.32% 16.96% 15.41%
2019-2020 10.00% 16.69% 14.88%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

This indicator changed from Active Library Members to Active Library Borrowers in 2019-20. This result now reflects borrowers of physical collection items only

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.

Greater Dandenong City (2019-2020)

$40.00

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$35.51

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $40.00 $35.51 $32.10

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...