The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2008

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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

2008

254¹

1*

583,614**

422,853

72.45

*   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.

+   Provisional figures as at 30th April 2009

¹   Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2008

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2008

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

4,117
4,000
3,708
3,502
3,465
3,399
3,251
3,236
3,233
3,090

 

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

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

35,692
34,902
21,404
20,581
18,565
16,197
16,049
12,801
12,426
11,877

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

WORTHING
WEST BERKSHIRE (Thatcham)
ECCLES
SHERWOOD FOREST
BANBURY
REDBRIDGE (Forest Park)
WHITLEY BAY
JERSEY
HONOR OAK
ACCRINGTON

18.87%
13.40%
13.18%
13.15%
12.89%
11.26%
10.60%
10.52%
10.18%
9.26%

 

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)

320,521
248,735
238,457
240,327
228,756
223,714
220,003
209,469
205,511
203,521

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2008

ST HELENS
THORNTON (Crosby)
MIDDLESBROUGH
SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)

586
540
390
366
349

 

PRESTON
RUISLIP
ELTHAM
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
BIRKENHEAD

341
332
329
325
291

 

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

 

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
WEAR VALLEY, Durham
HIGH GARRETT (Three Counties), Essex

1 February 2005
14 March 2005
14 December 2005
24 January 2006
12 September 2006
June 2007
1 August 2007
21 November 2007
2 March 2009
6 April 2009


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