The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-1997

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Year

Operating Crematoria

New Crematoria

Deaths**

Cremations

Percentage

1960

148

17

588,032

204,019

34.70

1970

206

2

638,834

353,981

55.41

1980

220

1

644,684

420,717

65.25

1981

220

0

642,268

421,597

65.64

1982

221

1

646,883

430,453

66.54

1983

221

0

643,062

431,531

67.10

1984

221

1*

629,226

421,571

67.00

1985

222

1

654,701

443,687

67.77

1986

223

1

644,670

440,997

68.40

1987

223

0

632,431

431,930

68.30

1988

223

0

637,104

436,850

68.57

1989

225

2

645,125

437,653

67.84

1990

225

0

629,629

438,066

69.57

1991

225

0

634,339

441,108

69.53

1992

226

1

622,410

437,000

70.21

1993

227

1

646,477

453,045

70.29

1994

228

1

616,335

434,223

70.45

1995

229

3*

630,396

445,574

70.07

1996

230

1

624,726

445,934

71.38

1997

234

4

619,721

446,305

72.02

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

** Sources ONS & General Register Office, Scotland, Crown copyright.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out MOST cremations in 1997

 

COUNTIES carrying out MOST cremations in 1997

SOUTH ESSEX
ELTHAM
PORTCHESTER
RUISLIP
CITY OF LONDON
GLASGOW (DALDOWIE)
BOLTON
SOUTHAMPTON
BOURNEMOUTH
LEICESTER

4751
4415
4402
4154
4130
4035
3991
4267
3869
3725

 

LONDON
SCOTLAND
WEST MIDLANDS
WALES
YORKSHIRE WEST
ESSEX
KENT
GREATER MANCHESTER
MERSEYSIDE
TYNE & WEAR

(12 crematoria)
(21 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(11 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(7 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)

21,688
34,832
24,078
20,591
17,063
15,763
13,841
21,688
13,619
12,680

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

PONTEFRACT
BRADFORD
LYTHAM ST ANNES
WEST WILTSHIRE
GATESHEAD
THORNTON (Crosby)
LIVERPOOL (Springwood)
STOKE-ON-TRENT
INVERNESS
SALFORD

55.43%
43.14%
30.18%
29.22%
26.22%
15.54%
15.50%
13.90%
12.86%
12.58%

 

GOLDERS GREEN (1902)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) (1892)
LONDON (City of) (1904)
ENFIELD (1938)
EDINBURGH (Warriston) (1929)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (1934)
LONDON (South) (1936)
NOTTINGHAM (1931)
BOURNEMOUTH (1938)
SHEFFIELD (City Road) (1904)

299,333
212,645
211,447
199,582
199,156
196,010
191,557
184,699
182,684
177,424

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLOC CREMATIONS in 1997

ST HELENS
GLASGOW (Daldowie)
LIVERPOOL (Anfield)
LONDON (West)
BIRKENHEAD

610
476
459
415
405

 

MIDDLESBROUGH
BOLTON
GLASGOW (The Linn)
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
ELTHAM

400
390
355
349
293

 

List of the first ten and the last ten CREMATORIA to be opened in Great Britain

WOKING, Surrey
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
GLASGOW (Maryhill) Scotland
LIVERPOOL (Anfield) Merseyside
HULL, Humberside
DARLINGTON, Durham
LEICESTER, Leics.
GOLDERS GREEN, London
BIRMINGHAM (Perry Barr) West Mids.
LONDON (City of)

1885
1892
1895
1896
1901
1901
1902
1902
1903
1904

 

INVERNESS, Scotland
SEMINGTON, West Wiltshire
FOREST OF DEAN, Gloucestershire
HARWOOD PARK, Hertfordshire
EAST RIDING, Yorkshire
HOLMSFORD BRIDGE, Scotland
BASILDON & DISTRICT, Essex
BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire
HALTEMPRICE, Yorkshire
GRENOSIDE, Sheffield, Yorkshire

27 July 1995
29 January 1996
6 January 1997
10 February 1997
27 May 1997
30 October 1997
30 April 1998
1 June 1998
29 June 1998
14 August 1998


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