The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2004

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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

  615,177

442,538

  71.94

2004

246¹

1

  599,985+

424,956

  70.83+

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

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

+ Provisional figures as at 21st March 2005.

¹ Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2004

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2004

ELTHAM
PORTCHESTER
GLASGOW (Daldowie)
SOUTH ESSEX
RUISLIP
SOUTHAMPTON
MIDDLESBROUGH
LEICESTER
WEST HERTFORDSHIRE
LONDON (City of)

4,220
4,134
4,025
3,983
3,664
3,659
3,642
3,412
3,293
3,269

 

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

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

39,148
34,399
23,261
20,323
20,060
16,238
15,529
12,949
12,525
11,255

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

COLESHILL (Woodlands)
WEST NORWOOD
FROICKHEIM
LAMBETH
ALDERSHOT
KEIGHLEY
MANOR PARK
BARROW-IN-FURNESS
SALISBURY
REDDITCH

21.72%
19.29%
16.46%
15.74%
11.64%
11.57%
11.42%
10.21%
9.76%
7.52%

 

GOLDERS GREEN (1902)
LONDON (City of) (1904)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) (1892)
ENFIELD (1938)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (1934)
EDINBURGH (Warriston) (1929)
BOURNEMOUTH (1938)
NOTTINGHAM (1931)
LONDON SOUTH (1936)
RUISLIP (1958)

314,026
237,897
229,865
219,424
218,485
215,633
206,904
201,214
201,121
190,301

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2004

ST HELENS
GLASGOW (Daldowie)
THORNTON (Crosby)
WORTHING
BIRKENHEAD

618
559
506
500
420

 

MIDDLESBROUGH
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
PRESTON
GLASGOW (The Linn)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)

420
404
401
386
353

 

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

 

BANBURY, Oxfordshire
HOWE BRIDGE, Greater Manchester
MORAY, Scotland
TELFORD, Shropshire
COLESHILL, West Midlands
LLANELLI, Wales
SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
HOLYTOWN, Scotland
REDBRIDGE (Forest Park), Essex
DUMFRIES (Roucan Loch), Scotland

15 February 1999
6 May 1999
June 1999
24 January 2000
6 November 2000
September 2002
11 August 2003
August 2004
1 February 2005
14 March 2005


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