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Whitehorse City

Profile Performance

Provision of relevant information about whether local governments have the capacity to meet the agreed service and infrastructure needs of their community

Expenses per head of municipal population

Expenses divided by the population of the municipality

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$968.84

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$1,303.79

All Councils (2020-2021)

$2,132.82

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $937.41 $1,220.70 $1,934.89
2018-2019 $958.47 $1,270.71 $2,021.92
2019-2020 $982.37 $1,292.09 $2,047.98
2020-2021 $968.84 $1,303.79 $2,132.82

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result demonstrates Council's ability to maintain a low cost base per head of population and reflects a reduction in expenditure levels in 2020/21 due to the impact of COVID-19. Council ensures high-quality service delivery and maintenance of community infrastructure within the parameters of a responsible budget.

Infrastructure per head of municipal population

Value of property, plant and equipment excluding land at the end of the year divided by the population of the municipality

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$5,179.50

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$6,468.41

All Councils (2020-2021)

$15,604.39

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $4,909.70 $5,959.86 $14,192.44
2018-2019 $5,137.24 $6,066.06 $14,674.40
2019-2020 $5,438.54 $6,275.76 $15,070.92
2020-2021 $5,179.50 $6,468.41 $15,604.39

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result reflects Council's continual commitment to invest in high-quality infrastructure. The reduction in 2020/21 due to a 1.1% increase in population and an accounting change for tree assets, which are no longer captured in the value of Council infrastructure. The recalculated 2019/20 indicator to reflect the tree accounting change is $5,109.99, resulting in a 1.4% increase for 2020/21 when excluding the impact of this adjustment.

Population density per length of road

Population of the municipality divided by the total kilometres of roads under the control of council

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

283.73

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

303.15

All Councils (2020-2021)

112.75

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 272.39 290.79 108.55
2018-2019 276.60 296.82 110.56
2019-2020 280.59 301.17 111.87
2020-2021 283.73 303.15 112.75

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This results demonstrates the City of Whitehorse's growing population using an established road network, which is well maintained but not growing in length.

Own-source revenue per head of municipal population

Total revenue excluding government grants, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers divided by the population of the municipality

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$916.26

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$1,141.31

All Councils (2020-2021)

$1,495.58

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $967.43 $1,189.56 $1,458.66
2018-2019 $1,191.01 $1,217.78 $1,493.08
2019-2020 $970.88 $1,193.81 $1,488.38
2020-2021 $916.26 $1,141.31 $1,495.58

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The COVID-19 impact on service closure and infringement related income has unfavourably impacted Council's ability to generate own source income since March 2020. The 2018/19 result was inflated by the sale of 517-521 Station Street Box Hill for a net gain of $34.8m.

Recurrent grants per head of municipal population

Government grants expected to be received on an ongoing basis for the year divided by the population of the municipality

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$121.14

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$119.96

All Councils (2020-2021)

$471.36

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $115.25 $125.54 $449.59
2018-2019 $118.44 $123.15 $440.62
2019-2020 $120.47 $120.10 $453.45
2020-2021 $121.14 $119.96 $471.36

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The level of recurrent grants received by Council has remained consistent with the previous two years.

Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage of the municipality

Score out of ten measuring the relative socio-economic disadvantage of the area in which the municipality is located as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

9.00

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

7.77

All Councils (2020-2021)

5.53

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 9.00 7.86 5.56
2018-2019 9.00 7.77 5.53
2019-2020 9.00 7.77 5.53
2020-2021 9.00 7.77 5.53

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result indicates that Whitehorse continues to be a municipality with a relatively low socio-economic disadvantage.

Percentage of workforce turnover

Number of workforce resignations and terminations divided by the average number of staff employed for the year. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

7.78%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

13.10%

All Councils (2020-2021)

14.06%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 Service not provided 0 0
2018-2019 Service not provided 0 0
2019-2020 7.46% 10.55% 12.52%
2020-2021 7.78% 13.10% 14.06%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

This result demonstrates a relatively low workforce turnover rate which is consistent with the prior year. A small increase in this indicator for 2020/21 reflects a decrease in the average number of filled permanent positions compared to the prior year owing to COVID-19 and an organisational restructure.