The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2000

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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

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

635,785

444,169

69.86

2000

243¹

2

617,001+

437,609

70.93+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

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

+ Provisional figures as at 20th February 2001.

¹ Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2000

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2000

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

4,178
4,175
4,072
3,999
3,832
3,827
3,668
3,646
3,624
3,585

 

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

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

43,699
34,628
23,725
20,828
20,108
16,662
15,772
13,608
12,904
12,326

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

IRVINE
BASINGSTOKE
WEST WILTSHIRE
SHEFFIELD (Grenoside)
ROWLEY REGIS
BODMIN
BOURNEMOUTH
HEREFORD
GUERNSEY
WARRINGTON

22.64%
16.92%
15.92%
14.77%
12.41%
9.57%
9.32%
9.26%
7.67%
7.54%

 

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)

306,011
223,576
220,472
208,679
206,506
206,144
195,954
193,189
191,759
183,459

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2000

GLASGOW (Daldowie)
THORNTON (Crosby)
MIDDLESBROUGH
GLASGOW (The Linn)
WORTHING

593
509
434
422
402

 

BOLTON
BIRKENHEAD
PRESTON
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)

398
376
366
345
343

 

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

 

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

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
6 November 2000


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