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West Wimmera 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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

1.09

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.53

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.09 2.45 4.59
2016-2017 1.02 2.41 4.49
2017-2018 1.04 2.52 4.65
2018-2019 1.09 2.53 4.63

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council maintains libraries at 4 locations across the municipality. Usage figures remain relatively constant.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

86.68%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

59.17%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 45.64% 53.72% 63.59%
2016-2017 41.87% 55.73% 64.77%
2017-2018 39.77% 55.29% 64.73%
2018-2019 86.68% 59.17% 66.13%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

The library corporation has been committing more to expenditure each year so the overall age of the collection is getting younger.

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.

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

13.65%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

15.79%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 13.38% 17.98% 17.73%
2016-2017 12.92% 17.88% 16.93%
2017-2018 12.67% 16.21% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.65% 15.79% 15.41%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council maintains libraries at 4 locations across the municipality. Membership numbers remain relatively constant.