The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2002

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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

243

2

611,960

437,609

71.50

2001

243

0

605,835

428,383

70.71

2002

244¹

1

608,079+

437,124

71.90+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

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

+ Provisional figures as at 24th February 2003.

¹ Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2002

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2002

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

4,295
4,248
4,166
4,157
4,858
3,751
3,741
3,633
3,450
3,377

 

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

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

41,224
34,883
22,741
20,885
20,262
16,846
15,987
13,150
12,952
12,306

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

GREAT YARMOUTH
ABERYSTWYTH
SKIPTON
BASILDON
YEOVIL
PLYMOUTH (Weston Mill)
COLESHILL (Woodlands)
BLACKBURN
ATHERTON (Howe Bridge)
GREENOCK

33.40%
22.09%
19.58%
17.68%
15.84%
15.19%
14.15%
13.62%
13.21%
12.39%

 

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

310,178
231,012
225,280
214,062
212,428
211,105
200,051
298,554
196,495
186,724

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2002

GLASGOW (Daldowie)
ST HELENS
THORNTON (Crosby)
MIDDLESBROUGH
HENDON

601
532
512
426
420

 

GLASGOW (The Linn)
PRESTON
MANCHESTER (Chorlton­cum­Hardy)
WORTHING
GLASGOW (Maryhill)

402
390
382
378
364

 

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

 

BASILDON & DISTRICT, Essex
BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire
HALTEMPRICE, Yorkshire
GRENOSIDE, Sheffield, Yorkshire
BANBURY, Oxfordshire
HOWE BRIDGE, Greater Manchester
MORAY, Scotland
TELFORD, Shropshire
COLESHILL, West Midlands
LLANELLI, Wales

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
September 2002


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