The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-1998

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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

353,957

55.41

1980

220

1

644,684

420,717

65.26

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

67.11

1984

221

1*

629,226

421,571

67.00

1985

222

1

654,701

443,687

67.77

1986

223

1

644,670

441,021

68.41

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

69.58

1991

225

0

634,339

441,108

69.54

1992

226

1

622,410

437,000

70.21

1993

227

1

646,477

453,045

70.08

1994

228

1

616,719

434,223

70.41

1995

229

3*

634,180

445,574

70.26

1996

230

1

624,710

445,934

71.38

1997

234

4

618,530

446,305

72.16

1998

238

4

614,910+

439,145

71.42+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

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

+ Provisional figures as at July 1999.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 1998

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 1998

ELTHAM
PORTCHESTER
RUISLIP
GLASGOW (DALDOWIE)
SOUTH ESSEX
BOLTON
SOUTHAMPTON
CITY OF LONDON
MIDDLESBOROUGH
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

4,325
4,258
4,224
4,171
4,126
3,938
3,930
3,911
3,715
3,715

 

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

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

44,453
34,684
23,550
21,800
19,947
17,204
15,329
13,438
13,263
13,126

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

OLDHAM
WAKEFIELD
KEIGHLEY
SHIPLEY
TYNEMOUTH
PLYMOUTH (Efford)
LIVERPOOL (Anfield)
HUDDERSFIELD
BIRMINGHAM (Sutton Coldfield)
MOUNTSETT

65.53%
61.21%
46.17%
43.33%
34.50%
31.60%
26.72%
20.22%
12.81%
11.52%

 

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

301,660
215,358
215,348
202,540
201,605
199,725
193,028
187,084
186,250
179,785

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 1998

LIVERPOOL (Anfield)
ST HELENS
GLASGOW (Daldowie)
PRESTON
BOLTON

585
543
522
424
416

 

MIDDLESBROUGH
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
BIRKENHEAD
GLASGOW (The Linn)
LONDON (West)

408
407
398
393
365

 

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

 

HARWOOD PARK, Hertfordshire
EAST RIDING, Yorkshire
HOLMSFORD BRIDGE, Scotland
BASILDON & DISTRICT, Essex
BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire
HALTEMPRICE, Yorkshire
GRENOSIDE, Sheffield, Yorkshire
BANBURY, Oxfordshire
HOWE BRIDGE, Greater Manchester
MORAY, Scotland

10 February 1997
27 May 1997
30 October 1997
30 April 1998
1 June 1998
29 June 1998
14 August 1998
15 February 1999
6 May 1999
June 1999


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