How Leiston compares (1)

In the first of our comparisons we look at how Leiston compares with nearby Aldeburgh and Saxmundham libraries on some of the crucial financial and performance indicators.

 

Saxmundham Leiston Aldeburgh
Staffing hours per week 35.5 46 33.5
Hours open to public per week 31.5 36 33.5
Total floor space 83 m2 111 m2 202 m2
Total stock 11299 12002 10340
No. of items issued per year 33706 42702 36000
No. of visits per year 35367 40417 27983
Share of County Council costs per year £32,363 £42,563 £40,804
Site-specific costs per year £23,176 £41,615 £31,112
Total running costs per year £55,540 £84,179 £71,915
Staff and miscellaneous (less income) £16,869 £24,150 £19,870
IT costs £2,100 £2,791 £2,612
Property costs £4,207 £14,674 £8,630
Property cost per m2 £51 £132 £43
Staff cost per hour open £13.63 £15.87 £15.95
Total cost per hour open £33.80 £44.85 £41.16
Stock per m2 136 108 51
Turnover of stock per year 298% 356% 348%
Issues per visit 0.95 1.06 1.29
Cost per visit £1.57 £2.08 £2.57
Cost per issue £1.65 £1.97 £2.00
Note: Original data supplied by Suffolk County Council.
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