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Hindmarsh 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.

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

0.75

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

2.04

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 1.23 2.41 4.49
2017-2018 1.21 2.52 4.65
2018-2019 1.11 2.53 4.63
2019-2020 0.75 2.04 3.56

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

7,602 less books were borrowed during 2019/20. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in library services closing in March 2020 under stage 3 restrictions

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

38.37%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

56.90%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 39.35% 55.73% 64.77%
2017-2018 37.71% 55.29% 64.73%
2018-2019 37.46% 59.17% 66.13%
2019-2020 38.37% 56.90% 65.34%

Hindmarsh Shire 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.

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

6.81%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

14.93%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 10.03% 17.88% 16.93%
2017-2018 9.11% 16.21% 15.82%
2018-2019 7.71% 15.79% 15.41%
2019-2020 6.81% 14.93% 14.88%

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in library services closing in March 2020 under stage 3 restrictions, this has resulted in a significant decrease in active library borrowers.

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.

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

$65.21

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$38.78

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $65.21 $38.78 $32.10

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

Variance is due to a change from active library members to municipal population in the calculation of costs and Council employing a library coordinator in January to ensure a smooth transition of library services to direct delivery from 1 July 2020.