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Warrnambool 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

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.

Warrnambool City (2019-2020)

3.44

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

3.26

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Warrnambool City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 5.17 4.10 4.49
2017-2018 4.72 4.04 4.65
2018-2019 4.49 3.98 4.63
2019-2020 3.44 3.26 3.56

Warrnambool City Council Says...

The decrease in loans is related to the closure of the library due to COVID-19 from 23 March until 9 June 2020 and then only a partial reopening and no programs run since early March 2020.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Warrnambool City (2019-2020)

66.40%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

61.37%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Warrnambool City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 74.50% 58.10% 64.77%
2017-2018 68.40% 58.29% 64.73%
2018-2019 69.03% 61.36% 66.13%
2019-2020 66.40% 61.37% 65.34%

Warrnambool City Council Says...

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.

Warrnambool City (2019-2020)

13.87%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

12.22%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Warrnambool City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 15.56% 13.80% 16.93%
2017-2018 14.37% 12.91% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.77% 12.47% 15.41%
2019-2020 13.87% 12.22% 14.88%

Warrnambool City Council Says...

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.

Warrnambool City (2019-2020)

$21.62

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$26.96

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Warrnambool City Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $21.62 $26.96 $32.10

Warrnambool City Council Says...

The capital component of the Council's contribution to the Corangamite Library Corporation has been excluded from 2019/20 as per the guidelines.