The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-1999

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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*

649,635

445,574

68.59

1996

230

1

640,081

445,934

69.67

1997

234

4

633,635

446,305

70.44

1998

238

4

633,062

439,145

69.37

1999

241

3

630,981+

444,169

70.39+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

** Source: Office for National Statistics. Crown copyright.

+ Provisional figures as at 1st March 2000.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 1999

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 1999

ELTHAM
GLASGOW (Daldowie)
PORTCHESTER
RUISLIP
CITY OF LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
SOUTH ESSEX
MIDDLESBOROUGH
LEICESTER
BOLTON

4,516
4,310
4,303
4,246
4,146
3,806
3,805
3,690
3,675
3,655

 

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

(24 crematoria)
(22 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(13 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(11 crematoria)
(7 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(7 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)

44,871
35,313
24,031
21,589
20,642
17,009
15,576
13,457
13,432
12,292

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

SKIPTON
BIRMINGHAM (Yardley)
BLYTH
TYNEMOUTH
ABERYSTWYTH
BELFAST
CARDROSS
LIVERPOOL (Anfield)
HENDON
KING'S LYNN

31.55%
25.26%
23.98%
19.08%
15.99%
11.15%
11.11%
11.06%
11.03%
9.71%

 

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

303,856
219,504
217,988
205,640
204,117
202,989
194,488
189,565
189,531
181,648

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 1999

GLASGOW (Daldowie)
GLASGOW (The Linn)
HALTEMPRICE
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
BIRKENHEAD

520
436
400
393
376

 

GLASGOW (Maryhill)
BOLTON
PRESTON
LONDON (West)
CITY OF LONDON

376
368
361
344
310

 

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

 

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

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
24 January 2000


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