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Port Phillip 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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

4.41

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

6.05

All Councils (2017-2018)

4.65

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 4.80 5.92 4.56
2015-2016 4.81 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 4.47 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 4.41 6.05 4.65

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The proportion of library resources borrowed remained stable compared to 2016/17, despite the result being below our target of 5. During the year we made over one million loans, while our library collection continued to grow.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

50.57%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

71.43%

All Councils (2017-2018)

64.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 46.00% 74.24% 64.56%
2015-2016 46.65% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 50.73% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 50.57% 71.43% 64.73%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

This measure shows the proportion of the library collection that is less than 5 years and achieved our target of 48 per cent. We have increased the number of items available by about 6,000 to over 229,000 at our five library branches and via our home library service.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

$6.53

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$6.65

All Councils (2017-2018)

$6.82

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $5.76 $6.54 $6.97
2015-2016 $6.13 $6.61 $6.77
2016-2017 $6.17 $6.49 $6.39
2017-2018 $6.53 $6.65 $6.82

Port Phillip City Council Says...

We experienced a drop in library visits compared to previous years which has increased the result. The result achieved our target of less than $7.00.

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.

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

20.39%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

17.52%

All Councils (2017-2018)

15.82%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 20.00% 19.53% 18.46%
2015-2016 19.40% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 19.21% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 20.39% 17.52% 15.82%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The number of active library members has increased by 2,000 users compared to last year meeting our annual target of 20 per cent.