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Surf Coast 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

Physical library collection usage

Number of physical library collection item loans per physical library collection item. Updated in 2019 to focus on physical library items.

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

6.26

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

3.14

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 8.94 4.30 4.49
2017-2018 8.60 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 8.64 4.15 4.63
2019-2020 6.26 3.14 3.56

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

The definition for this indicator was changed in 2019-2020 and cannot be compared against the result from previous years. Indicator includes physical collection items only (previously included eCollections).

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

78.94%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

63.26%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 76.80% 64.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 76.89% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 79.12% 63.97% 66.13%
2019-2020 78.94% 63.26% 65.34%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Purchasing of new collection items has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there was no marked effect on this indicator.

Active library borrowers in municipality

Percentage of the municipal population that are active library borrowers (in the last three financial years) for 2019-20. Results prior to July 2019 reflect the municipal population that were members of the library and borrowed a library collection item during that year.

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

18.19%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

15.04%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 19.43% 17.53% 16.93%
2017-2018 18.77% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 18.78% 15.66% 15.41%
2019-2020 18.19% 15.04% 14.88%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

The indicator measures activity as loans of library collection items. It does not capture other library activity such as children and youth programs, digital literacy programs and literary events, the use of public internet computers, using facilities such as meeting rooms or study areas, or using services such as Wi-Fi, or in library use of collections. All GRLC library branches were closed from Thursday 19 March - Monday 8 June due to the coronavirus pandemic. Libraries reopened on Tuesday 9 June with shorter opening hours and limits on the number of library users who could enter the library in line with social distancing requirements. Loans of physical collection items was not available during this closure period and continues to be impacted following reopening.

Cost of library service per population

Direct cost to council of the library service per population. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

$20.74

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$28.74

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $20.74 $28.74 $32.10

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

The definition for this indicator was changed in 2019-2020 and cannot be compared against the result from previous years. Indicator now represents operational cost per capita, not cost per visit, resulting in a very different figure from previous years