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Mitchell Shire

Profile Performance

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Expenses per head of municipal population

Expenses divided by the population of the municipality

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

$1,644.48

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$2,244.08

All Councils (2019-2020)

$2,047.98

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $1,361.84 $2,060.15 $1,888.36
2017-2018 $1,485.99 $2,059.29 $1,934.89
2018-2019 $1,447.84 $2,214.24 $2,021.92
2019-2020 $1,644.48 $2,244.08 $2,047.98

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

This result has increased from 2018/19 due to population growth of 4.02% being lower than the percentage increase in expenditure for the 2019/20 financial year. Many things have impacted on this result, including an increase in net loss on disposal of assets ($1.69M from 2018/19).

Infrastructure per head of municipal population

Value of property, plant and equipment excluding land at the end of the year divided by the population of the municipality

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

$10,493.79

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$18,284.50

All Councils (2019-2020)

$15,070.92

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $10,083.38 $16,306.46 $13,619.21
2017-2018 $9,277.93 $17,056.97 $14,192.44
2018-2019 $9,604.30 $17,409.55 $14,674.40
2019-2020 $10,493.79 $18,284.50 $15,070.92

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

The results are impacted by our capital works program for the year not being completed in line with expectations, and as was budgeted for. In the 2019/20, $23.38M in capital works projects have been carried forward. Capital programs not being completed in line with what has been articulated in the Budget causes year on year fluctuations in our result for this indicator. As a growing population with increasing needs for new infrastructure, the expenditure is expected to increase in future years until our population reaches a much higher level and starts to bring the per capita result lower.

Population density per length of road

Population of the municipality divided by the total kilometres of roads under the control of council

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

32.54

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

16.83

All Councils (2019-2020)

111.87

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 29.27 15.86 104.34
2017-2018 30.76 16.32 108.55
2018-2019 31.51 16.53 110.56
2019-2020 32.54 16.83 111.87

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

Mitchell Shire covers an area of 2,862 square kilometres and is predominantly rural, therefore our density is relatively low. As we continue to experience growth in our urban areas we expect this density will continue to gradually increase.

Own-source revenue per head of municipal population

Total revenue excluding government grants, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers divided by the population of the municipality

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

$1,209.63

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$1,604.09

All Councils (2019-2020)

$1,488.38

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $1,142.70 $1,511.51 $1,423.45
2017-2018 $1,158.99 $1,569.73 $1,458.66
2018-2019 $1,211.45 $1,639.87 $1,493.08
2019-2020 $1,209.63 $1,604.09 $1,488.38

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

We are heavily reliant on rate revenue. It is expected that as our population grows in future years, this result will improve as shown by trend over the past four financial years.

Recurrent grants per head of municipal population

Government grants expected to be received on an ongoing basis for the year divided by the population of the municipality

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

$277.29

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$497.07

All Councils (2019-2020)

$453.45

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $351.25 $642.36 $569.18
2017-2018 $267.98 $507.61 $449.59
2018-2019 $264.00 $479.99 $440.62
2019-2020 $277.29 $497.07 $453.45

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

The change of is a combination of an increase in recurrent grants of $1.08M or 9.26% recognised during 2019/20, and a population growth of 4.02%, compared with a population growth of 3.51% in 2018/19. In 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 Financial Assistance Grant funding was partially paid in advance which has the effect of substantially increasing the result in this area, when compared to a year (e.g. 2015/16) when no advance payment was received.

Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage of the municipality

Score out of ten measuring the relative socio-economic disadvantage of the area in which the municipality is located as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

6.00

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

5.05

All Councils (2019-2020)

5.53

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 6.00 5.16 5.47
2017-2018 6.00 5.11 5.56
2018-2019 6.00 5.05 5.53
2019-2020 6.00 5.05 5.53

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio-Economic Index for Areas (Local Government Area) Index has not been reviewed in the past 12 months so there has been no change in the result.

Percentage of workforce turnover

Number of workforce resignations and terminations divided by the average number of staff employed for the year. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Mitchell Shire (2019-2020)

11.46%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

15.09%

All Councils (2019-2020)

12.52%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 11.46% 15.09% 12.52%

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

Staff turnover has decreased by 3.4% in 2019/20 financial year to 11.46%. After a peak in 2015/16, the implementation of the One Mitchell positive culture project in 2016/17 financial year has resulted in numerous benefits and improvements across the organisation, and this continues to positively influence our turnover rate. Stability within the Leadership Team has improved the organisation's capacity to respond to issues and reinforce the positive reasons why staff have chosen to make a difference at Mitchell Shire Council.