Your Council Report
Councils have significant responsibility and autonomy in providing services for their communities. It is important that these services meet the needs of the local community and are provided effectively, efficiently and equitably.
When assessing or comparing the performance of councils, it is important to remember that local circumstances can influence how well a council provides its services. There are often good reasons why it is harder or more costly to provide certain services in some local government areas than in others, or why a different mix of services may be delivered. In some cases, councils may have made conscious decisions to provide lower or higher levels of services depending on local needs. It is also important to remember that key performance indicators, when used on their own, do not give the full picture of a council’s performance. Although they show the differences between councils across a selection of specific activities, they do not explain why these differences have arisen. The figures are indicators only and conclusions should not be drawn without qualitative assessments being made.
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Candidate and Councillor Diversity Report 2017
The Office of Local Government surveys candidates and councillors following each ordinary local government election and prepares a report based on the findings and trends. This is used to assist in monitoring the representation of the community on councils and informing policy.
The Report describes a range of characteristics of the candidates that participated in, and the councillors elected at, 126 of the 128 local government elections held in 2016 and 2017.
The Candidate and Councillor Diversity Report 2017 found that there is greater diversity with increased participation and representation rates across most demographics measured, although all are below the respective State population equivalents.