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Whitehorse 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

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

7.24

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.03

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.69 6.09 4.59
2016-2017 7.62 5.70 4.49
2017-2018 7.45 6.05 4.65
2018-2019 7.24 6.03 4.63

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This gradual downward trend is in line with Victorian industry trends. Our library collection continues to be well utilised.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

76.89%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.04%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 79.10% 73.52% 63.59%
2016-2017 77.50% 72.20% 64.77%
2017-2018 78.15% 71.43% 64.73%
2018-2019 76.89% 72.04% 66.13%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Our library collection continues to be maintained to a high standard and compares favourably with Victorian state benchmarks.

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.

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

13.91%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

16.96%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 15.28% 19.44% 17.73%
2016-2017 14.84% 18.12% 16.93%
2017-2018 14.15% 17.52% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.91% 16.96% 15.41%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

There has been an increase in members this financial period who attend the library for other purposes such as studying, internet, Wi-Fi, reading within the library or library programs. These activities are not reflected in this measure.