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Wyndham 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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

6.22

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

7.35

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.63

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 6.35 6.73 4.59
2016-2017 6.65 6.75 4.49
2017-2018 6.46 7.17 4.65
2018-2019 6.22 7.35 4.63

Wyndham City Council Says...

As part of a building redevelopment project, library collection usage is slightly lower than the previous year due to the temporary closure at the Point Cook Branch and refurbishment works at Julia Gillard library.

Proportion of library resources less than 5 years old

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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

72.95%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

76.27%

All Councils (2018-2019)

66.13%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 70.45% 73.04% 63.59%
2016-2017 67.12% 72.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 70.33% 75.81% 64.73%
2018-2019 72.95% 76.27% 66.13%

Wyndham City Council Says...

Result is higher than 2017/18, reflecting Council's capital investment in a "replace & refresh" project to procure more high use resources.

Cost of library service per visit

Direct cost to council of the library service per visit

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

$7.33

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$6.27

All Councils (2018-2019)

$7.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $5.91 $5.55 $6.77
2016-2017 $6.54 $5.76 $6.39
2017-2018 $6.68 $5.74 $6.82
2018-2019 $7.33 $6.27 $7.07

Wyndham City Council Says...

Council has experienced a drop in library visits, due to the temporary closure at the Point Cook Branch and refurbishment works at Julia Gillard library which has increased the result.

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.

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

13.14%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.55%

All Councils (2018-2019)

15.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 14.82% 15.03% 17.73%
2016-2017 14.67% 14.23% 16.93%
2017-2018 13.32% 13.46% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.14% 13.55% 15.41%

Wyndham City Council Says...

The results for active library members is slightly lower than last year however remains within the target range.