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Stonnington 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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

5.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 5.96 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 4.42 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 4.91 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 5.00 6.03 4.63

Stonnington City Council Says...

The result is consistent with 2017/18. Library borrowing trends continue to evolve. Borrowing of physical items continues to decline while digital loans increase.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

99.94%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 65.10% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 83.21% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 91.37% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 99.94% 72.04% 66.13%

Stonnington City Council Says...

Maintaining a high standard of our library collection responds to the community's expectation for contemporary library services.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

$7.88

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.80

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $7.54 $6.61 $6.77
2016-2017 $7.21 $6.49 $6.39
2017-2018 $7.14 $6.65 $6.82
2018-2019 $7.88 $6.80 $7.07

Stonnington City Council Says...

The cost of library service is influenced by the total number of library visits. Visitation decreased due to the three month closure of the Toorak/South Yarra library.

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.

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

15.46%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 18.20% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 17.32% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 17.06% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 15.46% 16.96% 15.41%

Stonnington City Council Says...

The number of active library members decreased due to the three month closure of the Toorak/South Yarra library.