The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2013

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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

556,434

413,845

74.37

2012

266

1

  572,962

425,784

  74.31

2013

270

5*

  580,582+

436,280

  75.15+

*   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 6th May 2014

¹   Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2013

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2013

PORTCHESTER
ELTHAM
MIDDLESBROUGH
BOURNEMOUTH
LEICESTER
AMERSHAM (Chilterns)
RUISLIP
BIRKENHEAD
BRAMCOTS
SOUTH ESSEX

4,248
3,938
3,693
3,354
3,283
3,114
3,111
3,103
3,063
3,056

 

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

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

36,000
35,321
21,506
20,842
19,175
16,777
15,909
13,272
12,828
11,842

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year*

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

BRIGHTON (The Downs)
SITTINGBOURNE
IPSWICH
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
SWANSEA
BARRY (Cardiff & Glamorgan)
DUDLEY
WEAR VALLEY
TYNEMOUTH
STOURPORT (Wyre Forest

45.25%
24.50%
23.99%
21.20%
19.15%
18.71%
17.57%
17.41%
16.80%
16.30%

 

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)

329,298
261,453
248,405
244,083
239,055
236,469
232,785
219,700
218,850
217,348

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2013

ST HELENS
THORNTON (Crosby)
BIRKENHEAD
WARRINGTON
GLASGOW (Maryhill)

700
561
424
355
318

 

MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
PRESTON
GLASGOW (Craigton)
LONDON (City of)
ELTHAM

317
308
305
294
289

 

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

 

MENDIP (Somerset)
WHIMPLE (East Devon), Devon
BARRY (Cardiff & Glamorgan Memorial Park), Wales
MELROSE (Borders), Scotland
STOURPORT (Wyre Forest), Worcestershire
BRENTWOOD (Bentley), Essex
LICHFIELD, Staffordshire
SEDGEMOOR, Somerset
SURFLEET, Lincolnshire
HAVANT, Hampshire

March 2011
April 2011
October 2011
December 2011
December 2011
August 2012
March 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013

*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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