The Cremation Society of Great Britain

National Cremation Statistics 1960-2014

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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*

  580,086

436,280

  75.20

2014

273

3

  574,093+

429,254

  74.77+

*   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 22nd April 2015

¹   Includes Arnos Vale which closed in 1998.

 

Cremation Comparisons

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CREMATORIA carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2014

 

COUNTIES carrying out the HIGHEST NUMBER of cremations in 2014

ELTHAM
PORTCHESTER
AMERSHAM (Chilterns)
BOURNEMOUTH
LEICESTER
RUISLIP
SOUTH ESSEX
WEST HERTFORDSHIRE
BELFAST
BRAMCOTE

3,809
3,356
3,278
3,220
3,180
3,055
3,042
3,024
3,014
2,994

 

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)

35,746
35,003
21,628
20,140
18,810
16,530
15,557
13,441
12,365
11,674

 

CREMATORIA having the highest percentage INCREASES on previous full year*

 

CREMATORIA which have carried out MOST cremations since date of opening

WHITLEY BAY
MARGAM
HONOR OAK
BRENTWOOD
HENDON
MELROSE (The Borders)
MEDWAY
MIDDLETON
ABERYSTWYTH
LYTHAM ST ANNES

105.75%
50.60%
25.44%
24.59%
21.92%
14.69%
14.12%
13.56%
11.25%
10.67%

 

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

331,240
264,038
250,371
246,974
241,149
239,689
234,549
221,905
221,699
221,157

 

CREMATORIA carrying out the MOST (recorded) CATHOLIC CREMATIONS in 2014

ST HELENS
BIRKENHEAD
PRESTON
RUISLIP
CARDIFF

663
315
305
295
252

 

MANCHESTER (Chorlton-cum-Hardy)
ELTHAM
LONDON (City of)
GLASGOW (Maryhill)
SOUTH ESSEX

320
311
301
285
235

 

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

 

MELROSE (Borders), Scotland
STOURPORT (Wyre Forest), Worcestershire
BRENTWOOD (Bentley), Essex
LICHFIELD, Staffordshire
SEDGEMOOR, SomerseT
SURFLEET, Lincolnshire
HAVANT, Hampshire
KIRKLEATHAM, Cleveland
RUGBY, Warwickshire
NORTHWICH, Cheshire

December 2011
December 2011
August 2012
March 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
January 2014
April 2014
July 2014

*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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