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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

Number of times a library resource is borrowed

Number of library collection item loans per library collection item

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

8.64

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

4.15

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 8.92 4.29 4.59
2016-2017 8.94 4.30 4.49
2017-2018 8.60 4.28 4.65
2018-2019 8.64 4.15 4.63

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Static result is due to increased collection and loan figures for the year.

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 (2018-2019)

79.12%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

63.97%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 77.92% 60.75% 63.59%
2016-2017 76.80% 64.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 76.89% 64.56% 64.73%
2018-2019 79.12% 63.97% 66.13%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Improved result due to Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) strategic focus on updating their collection.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

$6.33

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.74

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $5.27 $6.16 $6.77
2016-2017 $5.36 $6.31 $6.39
2017-2018 $5.84 $6.79 $6.82
2018-2019 $6.33 $6.74 $7.07

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Council's member contribution (cost) rose for the financial year however visitation was lower by 6% compared with 2017-18. The data is unavailable for online loans.

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.

Surf Coast Shire (2018-2019)

18.78%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

15.66%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 19.88% 18.04% 17.73%
2016-2017 19.43% 17.53% 16.93%
2017-2018 18.77% 16.12% 15.82%
2018-2019 18.78% 15.66% 15.41%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Council's libraries are operated by the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC), which includes members from across the Greater Geelong region. Across the region, the average active library members represent 41% of the population. This is a definite improvement opportunity for Council, and we will work together with the GRLC to improve this result.