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Horsham Rural 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

Horsham Rural City (2018-2019)

2.14

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

3.98

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 2.88 4.02 4.59
2016-2017 2.60 4.10 4.49
2017-2018 2.40 4.04 4.65
2018-2019 2.14 3.98 4.63

Horsham Rural City Council Says...

Slight decrease in library loans, whilst small increase in number of items in the library collection.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Horsham Rural City (2018-2019)

43.11%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61.36%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 54.66% 57.35% 63.59%
2016-2017 48.70% 58.10% 64.77%
2017-2018 46.14% 58.29% 64.73%
2018-2019 43.11% 61.36% 66.13%

Horsham Rural City Council Says...

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Horsham Rural City (2018-2019)

$5.70

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$7.72

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $4.91 $6.64 $6.77
2016-2017 $5.11 $6.70 $6.39
2017-2018 $5.75 $7.01 $6.82
2018-2019 $5.70 $7.72 $7.07

Horsham Rural 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.

Horsham Rural City (2018-2019)

11.06%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

12.47%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 12.85% 15.35% 17.73%
2016-2017 12.38% 13.80% 16.93%
2017-2018 11.83% 12.91% 15.82%
2018-2019 11.06% 12.47% 15.41%

Horsham Rural City Council Says...