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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

Number of times a library resource is borrowed

Number of library collection item loans per library collection item

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

5.64

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 6.20 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 5.78 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 6.47 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 5.64 6.03 4.63

Greater Dandenong City 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

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

86.53%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 85.97% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 87.25% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 86.90% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 86.53% 72.04% 66.13%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

$4.88

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.80

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $4.59 $6.61 $6.77
2016-2017 $4.72 $6.49 $6.39
2017-2018 $5.46 $6.65 $6.82
2018-2019 $4.88 $6.80 $7.07

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

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.

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

11.32%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 33.06% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 20.23% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 19.22% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 11.32% 16.96% 15.41%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Council's active member numbers have declined this year due to the removal of PC users within the calculation. In previous years this data has been unable to be extracted however system changes have enabled their exclusion this year.