The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2003

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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

241¹

3

635,785

444,169

69.86

2000

243¹

2

611,960

437,609

71.50

2001

243¹

0

605,835

428,383

70.71

2002

244¹

1

609,943

437,124

71.66

2003

245¹

1

  612,086+

442,538

  72.30+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

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

+ Provisional figures as at 19th April 2004.

¹ Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2003

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2003

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

4,545
4,372
4,310
4,305
3,784
3,664
3,660
3,624
3,616
3,570

 

LONDON
SCOTLAND
WEST MIDLANDS
GREATER MANCHESTER
WALES
YORKSHIRE WEST
ESSEX
KENT
MERSEYSIDE
HAMPSHIRE

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

41,671
35,339
23,261
21,074
20,872
16,300
16,223
13,510
13,053
11,671

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

CREWE
LEWISHAM
BRIGHTON (The Downs)
GATESHEAD
CHELTENHAM
NOTTINGHAM
LOUGHBOROUGH
ISLINGTON
INVERNESS
GUERNSEY

19.92%
17.29%
16.22%
13.87%
11.97%
11.82%
11.13%
10.47%
10.40%
10.30%

 

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)

312,170
234,628
227,641
216,842
215,533
213,398
203,675
199,913
199,077
188,334

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2003

GLASGOW (Daldowie)
ST HELENS
THORNTON (Crosby)
MIDDLESBROUGH
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)

584
574
489
420
418

 

WORTHING
PRESTON
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
HENDON
GLASGOW (The Linn)

407
404
396
384
382

 

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

 

BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire
HALTEMPRICE, Yorkshire
GRENOSIDE, Sheffield, Yorkshire
BANBURY, Oxfordshire
HOWE BRIDGE, Greater Manchester
MORAY, Scotland
TELFORD, Shropshire
COLESHILL, West Midlands
LLANELLI, Wales
SITTINGBOURNE, Kent

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
11 August 2003


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