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2002 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Demographics of adult public library visitors

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1999
(%)

2000
(%)

Male

40.4

40.2

Female

59.6

59.8

0-14*

1.7

1.2

15-19

5.2

3.9

20-24

5.1

4.2

25-34

13.0

11.3

35-44

18.4

17.6

45-54

15.7

16.2

55-64

14.8

16.0

65-74

17.0

19.4

75 and over

9.2

10.2

* Surveys of adult library users only

Source: CIPFA PLUS Archive

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Lending 2000-01

Lending

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Staff, opening etc.

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2000-01

1995-96

No. of authorities

208

167

Professional librarians per 10,000 population

1.09

1.17

Total staff per 10,000 population

4.48

4.60

Service points open for 45 hours or more

731

738

Service points open 30-44 hours

1,522

1,623

Service points open 10-29 hours

1,694

1,693

Service points open <10 hours

220

365

Mobile service points

656

694

Population per service point

12,962

11,485

Total service point hours per week

141,586

147,070

Public Library Support Services to Schools

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2000-01

1995-96

Professional librarians

302

418

Expenditure per pupil (£ sterling)

5.54

5.19

Bookstock per pupil

3.7

3.9

Public libraries also serve the housebound, prisons and hospitals.

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Use 2000-01

Total population 59,753,500

Registered borrowers 34,657,030

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Totals (000s)

Per member

Per head of population

Bookstock

118,745

3.43

1.99

Books acquired

11,042

0.32

0.18

Annual book issues

405,612

11.70

6.79

Audio-visual acquired

1,384

0.04

0.02

Audio-visual issues p.a.

38,936

1.12

0.65

Total items on loan

26,851

0.77

0.45

Enquiries handled p.a.

58,236

1.68

0.97

Visits p.a.

323,932

9.35

5.42

Net revenue expenditure (£1000 sterling)

791,641

22.84

13.25

Materials bought (£1000 sterling)

106,532

3.07

1.78

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2000-01

1995-96

Average cost per book acquired (£ sterling)

8.22

9.38

Average books allowed out

11

9

Average permitted loan (weeks)

3.2

3.3

Average duration of loan (days)

22

22

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Books borrowed 2000-01

Books borrowed

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Category analysis 2000-01

Category analysis

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Over one million 2000-01

Libraries - annual loans over one million

Brown dotCentral Liverpool
Brown dotChelmsford
Brown dotCroydon Central
Brown dotPeterborough
Brown dotSouthend

Source: CIPFA

Authors - estimated loans over one million

Brown dot Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Brown dot Agatha Christie
Brown dot Catherine Cookson
Brown dot Patricia Cornwell
Brown dot Josephine Cox
Brown dot Lucy Daniels
Brown dot Dick Francis
Brown dot Jack Higgins
Brown dot Ruth Rendell
Brown dot Danielle Steel
Brown dot R L Stine
Brown dot Jacqueline Wilson

Source: Public Lending Right

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Public library services to children 2000-01

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Total (000s)

Per capita

Bookstock

23,988

2.9

Book additions

3,709

0.33

Book issues

94,563

8.3

Books on loan

7,228

0.63

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% on loan

29.9

Replenishment rate

14.6

Stock turnover

4.0

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Average charge for requests (£)

0.36

Average age of transfer to adult services

15 years 11 months

Professional librarians

591

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