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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

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.

Wyndham City (2019-2020)

4.32

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

5.40

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.56

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 6.65 6.75 4.49
2017-2018 6.46 7.17 4.65
2018-2019 6.22 7.35 4.63
2019-2020 4.32 5.40 3.56

Wyndham City Council Says...

COVID-19 had a significant impact on loan items due to library closures and service reductions. The introduction of a new Library Management System during April/May 2020 also caused closures and limited transactions.

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 (2019-2020)

70.65%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

77.14%

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 67.12% 72.87% 64.77%
2017-2018 70.33% 75.81% 64.73%
2018-2019 72.95% 76.27% 66.13%
2019-2020 70.65% 77.14% 65.34%

Wyndham City Council Says...

Budget adjustments due to COVID-19 and a moratorium on new material during the migration of the new Library Management Systems has contributed to a slight decrease in the number of items purchased.

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.

Wyndham City (2019-2020)

12.24%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

12.95%

All Councils (2019-2020)

14.88%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 14.67% 14.23% 16.93%
2017-2018 13.32% 13.46% 15.82%
2018-2019 13.14% 13.55% 15.41%
2019-2020 12.24% 12.95% 14.88%

Wyndham City Council Says...

COVID-19 restrictions resulted in Library closures and service reductions, impacting member ability to borrow items. In addition, a consolidation of memberships was undertaken as part of the migration to a new Library Management System in the latter stages of 2019/20.

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.

Wyndham City (2019-2020)

$26.82

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$22.45

All Councils (2019-2020)

$32.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $26.82 $22.45 $32.10

Wyndham City Council Says...

Direct cost of the library service has remained steady, despite library closures due to COVID-19.