The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2007

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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

  588,753

424,835

  72.16

2005

249¹

3

  586,829

424,684

  72.37

2006

251¹

2

  576,211

416,881

  72.35

2007

254¹

3

578,716

417,920

72.22

* Includes replacement of existing crematorium.

** Source: Office for National Statistics. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the
      Queen's Printer for Scotland. Figures as at 28th January 2009.

¹ Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2007

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2007

ELTHAM
PORTCHESTER
MIDDLESBROUGH
SOUTH ESSEX
SOUTHAMPTON
BOURNEMOUTH
RUISLIP
EXETER
CRAWLEY (Surrey & Sussex)
LEICESTER

4,031
4,000
3,641
3,509
3,367
3,316
3,231
3,137
3,110
3,104

 

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

(24 crematoria)
(25 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(13 crematoria)
(13 crematoria)
(11 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(9 crematoria)

35,806
34,557
21,183
20,331
19,130
15,835
15,721
12,770
12,403
11,130

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME
BRIGHTON (The Downs)
PLYMOUTH (Weston Mill)
SHERWOOD FOREST
FRIOCKHEIM
ATHERTON (How Bridge)
DUMFRIES (Roucan Loch)
FOLKESTONE
EDINBURGH (Seafield)
REDBRIDGE (Forest Park)

29.55%
27.91%
26.21%
17.96%
16.75%
13.11%
12.52%
12.03%
10.85%
10.47%

 

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

319,057
246,231
236,341
227,342
226,503
221,789
216,604
207,403
204,428
200,285

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2007

PRESTON
GLASGOW (Craigton)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
ELTHAM

373
358
331
327
277

 

BIRKENHEAD
BLACKBURN
SOUTHPORT
WARRINGTON
BECKENHAM

275
260
240
238
211

 

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

 

SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
HOLYTOWN, Scotland
REDBRIDGE (Forest Park), Essex
DUMFRIES (Roucan Loch), Scotland
SHERWOOD FOREST, Nottingham
WEST BERKSHIRE (Thatcham)
SOUTH LANARKSHIRE, Scotland
BURY, East Lancashire
CHORLEY (Charnock Richard), Lancashire
ALFORD, Lincolnshire

11 August 2003
August 2004
1 February 2005
14 March 2005
14 December 2005
24 January 2006
12 September 2006
June 2007
1 August 2007
21 November 2007


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