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Mornington Peninsula 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

Number of times a library resource is borrowed

Number of library collection item loans per library collection item

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

8.57

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

7.35

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.69 6.73 4.59
2016-2017 7.83 6.75 4.49
2017-2018 7.64 7.17 4.65
2018-2019 8.57 7.35 4.63

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

The increase in loans can be attributed to a 8.4% increase in visitation to our libraries.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

70.22%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

76.27%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 77.60% 73.04% 63.59%
2016-2017 77.76% 72.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 78.79% 75.81% 64.73%
2018-2019 70.22% 76.27% 66.13%

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

The standard of our library collection has decreased due to fewer items being purchased, clearing out outdated magazines and deleting lost / missing items.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

$5.80

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.27

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $6.99 $5.55 $6.77
2016-2017 $6.08 $5.76 $6.39
2017-2018 $5.97 $5.74 $6.82
2018-2019 $5.80 $6.27 $7.07

Mornington Peninsula Shire 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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

15.76%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.55%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 19.31% 15.03% 17.73%
2016-2017 19.09% 14.23% 16.93%
2017-2018 16.73% 13.46% 15.82%
2018-2019 15.76% 13.55% 15.41%

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

Whilst active library members have decreased, our collection usage remains stable with program attendance, door counts and digital usages increasing. This indicates more people are using the library for various reasons but not necessarily joining the Library with a membership.