The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2011

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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*

565,776

413,780

73.13

2011

265

5

556,229+

413,845

74.40+

*   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 20th March 2012

¹   Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2011

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2011

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

4,015
3,862
3,523
3,253
3,175
3,061
3,047
3,026
2,978
2,924

 

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

(27 crematoria)
(24 crematoria)
(12 crematoria)
(14 crematoria)
(14 crematoria)
(9 crematoria)
(11 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)
(6 crematoria)
(8 crematoria)

34,536
34,210
20,325
20,155
18,538
15,914
15,401
12,821
11,800
11,027

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year*

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

SHEFFIELD (City Road)
WEAR VALLEY
SOUTHAMPTON (Wessex Vale)
WEST BERKSHIRE (Thatcham)
ELTHAM
GOLDERS GREEN
ECCLES
LYTHAM ST ANNES
HALIFAX
MIDDLETON

39.00%
24.73%
23.07%
18.56%
18.32%
16.69%
16.67%
16.32%
15.85%
14.88%

 

GOLDERS GREEN (1902)
LONDON (City of) (1904)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) (1892)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (1934)
ENFIELD (1938)
BOURNEMOUTH (1938)
EDINBURGH (Warriston) (1929)
NOTTINGHAM (1931)
RUISLIP (1958)
ELTHAM (1956)

325,319
256,324
244,394
238,554
234,943
229,744
229,194
215,573
212,596
209,409

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2011

ST HELENS
THORNTON (Crosby)
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) STOCKPORT

655
515
378
361
348

 

LONDON (South)
ELTHAM
PRESTON
LONDON (City of)
CARDIFF

332
322
309
278
254

 

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, East Yorkshire
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

 

SOUTHAMPTON (Wessex Vale), Hampshire
LIVINGSTON (West Lothian), Scotland
MARCH (Fenland), Cambridgeshire
NACTON (Seven Hills), Suffolk
CAMBORNE (Treswithian Downs), Cornwall
MENDIP, Somerset
WHIMPLE, East Devon
BARRY (Cardiff & Glamorgan Memorial Park, Wales
MELROSE (Borders), Scotland
STOURPORT (Wyre Forest), Worcestershire

December 2009
April 2010
August 2010
November 2010
December 2010
March 2011
April 2011
October 2011
December 2011
December 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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