The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2010

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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

242

2

611,960

437,609

71.50

2001

242

0

605,835

428,383

70.71

2002

243

1

609,943

437,124

71.66

2003

244

1

  615,177

442,538

  71.94

2004

245

1

  588,753

424,835

  72.16

2005

248

3

  586,829

424,684

  72.37

2006

250

2

  576,211

416,881

  72.35

2007

253

3

578,716

417,920

72.22

2008

253

0

583,754

422,853

72.44

2009

256

3

563,741

413,870

73.41

2010

260

5*

565,624+

413,780

73.15+

*   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 15th April 2011

¹   Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2010

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2010

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

3,851
3,543
3,420
3,264
3,239
3,186
3,050
3,020
3,018
2,966

 

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

(24 crematoria)
(26 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(13 crematoria)
(14 crematoria)
(9 crematoria)
(11 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)

34,178
34,050
20,561
20,045
18,815
15,986
15,251
13,040
12,244
10,794

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year*

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

MAIDSTONE
COLESHILL (Woodlands)
BURY
TYNEMOUTH
BELFAST
MORAY
LONDON (South)
CHORLEY
LIVERPOOL (Anfield)
GOLDERS GREEN

18.70%
15.46%
12.10%
10.72%
10.65%
10.33%
9.97%
9.70%
9.58%
9.56%

 

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)
RUISLIP (1958)
LONDON (South) (1936)

323,501
253,806
242,537
235,896
232,904
227,407
226,569
213,526
209,549
207,428

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2010

ST HELENS
BARNSLEY
THORNTON (Crosby)
MORTLAKE
MIDLESBROUGH

595
530
521
519
378

 

MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
PRESTON
RUISLIP
BOURNEMOUTH

374
335
315
315
310

 

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

 

ALFORD, Lincolnshire
BISHOP AUCKLAND (Wear Valley) Durham
HIGH GARRETT (Three Counties), Essex
SOUTHAMPTON (Wessex Vale), Hampshire
LIVINGSTON (West Lothian), Scotland
MARCH (Fenland), Cambridgeshire
NACTON (Seven Hills), Suffolk
CAMBORNE (Treswithian Downs), Cornwall
MENDIP, Somerset
WHIMPLE, East Devon

21 November 2007
2 March 2009
6 April 2009
17 December 2009
26 April 2010
16 August 2010
November 2010
December 2010
March 2011
April 2011

*In some cases figures may not reflect a genuine increase in cremation numbers. Increases may have been experienced as a result of the closure or restricted operations of neighbouring
crematoria whilst abatement and/or refurbishment works were carried out. Figures may also merely reflect a return to normal levels of operation following completion of similar works.


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