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2003 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2003. All data is correct as of Jan 1st 2014.

  • The average cost of a cremation in 2003 was £308.45
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2003 was York (£415.50) and the cheapest was Guernsey (£133)
  • The busiest crematorium in 2003 was Eltham with 4,545
  • There were 442,538 cremations in the UK in 2003 across 245 crematoriums.
    Each Crematorium had an average of 1,806 cremations in 2003
  • Cremation rate in 2003 was 72.30%

Crematorium Costs & Number of Creations in 2003

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2002 1st jan-31st jan 2003 county total April 2003 fee April 2004 fee total cost
AVON (6)
Bath 2,061 2,003 320.00 345.00 345.00
Bristol (Arno’s Vale) CLOSE D
Bristol (Canford) 1,858 1,917 9,628 325.00 345.00 345.00
Bristol (South) 2,025 1,990 325.00 345.00 345.00
Westerleigh 1,771 1,949 325.00 350.00 350.00
Weston Super Mare 1,643 1,769 325.00 345.00 345.00
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,561 1,557 3,567 275.00 285.00 312.00
Luton 1,946 2,010 245.00 270.00 300.00
BERKSHIRE (3)
Bracknell 1,552 1,595 300.00 325.00 325.00
Reading 2,164 1,983 5,225 294.00 309.00 309.00
Slough 1,740 1,647 290.00 305.00 305.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,070 3,102 241.00 286.00 286.00
Milton Keynes 1,578 1,668 4,770 305.00 320.00 320.00
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (2)
Cambridge 2,816 2,808 360.00 390.00 390.00
Peterborough 2,345 2,409 5,217 280.00 **300.00 **300.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,827 1,815 280.00 308.30 308.30
Crewe 1,280 1,535 301.00 315.50 315.50
Macclesfield 1,630 1,713 7,575 299.50 307.50 307.50
Warrington 1,880 1,932 295.00 305.00 305.00
Widnes 579 580 266.00 274.00 274.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 961 938 255.00 283.00 283.00
Middlesbrough 3,741 3,664 4,602 315.00 331.00 331.00
CORNWALL (2)
Bodmin 1,195 1,313 300.00 317.00 317.00
ruro 2,636 2,699 4,012 235.00 250.00 250.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 1,018 891 273.00 287.00 287.00
Carlisle 1,757 1,759 3,517 305.00 343.00 343.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 880 867 279.00 298.50 298.50
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,280 2,326 178.00 205.00 205.00
Derby 3,064 3,200 5,526 260.00 280.00 280.00
DEVON (5)
Barnstaple 1,349 1,451 260.00 290.00 312.00
Exeter 3,314 3,262 345.00 365.00 365.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,398 1,399 10,394 270.50 284.00 284.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,471 1,501 270.50 284.00 284.00
orquay 2,664 2,781 340.00 375.00 375.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,450 3,624 270.50 292.50 292.50
Poole 2,384 2,402 7,297 291.50 300.50 300.50
Weymouth 1,289 1,271 291.00 335.00 335.00
DURHAM (3)
Darlington 1,850 1,941 315.00 332.00 332.00
Durham 2,350 2,240 5,507 228.00 249.00 249.00
Mountsett 1,273 1,326 218.00 228.00 228.00
ESSEX (7)
Basildon 1,711 1,760 295.00 340.00 340.00
Chelmsford 2,552 2,585 280.00 293.00 293.00
Colchester 1,513 1,485 342.00 355.00 355.00
Harlow 1,761 1,850 16,223 265.00 290.00 290.00
Southend-on-Sea 2,543 2,580 273.00 300.00 305.50
South Essex 4,157 4,310 312.00 340.00 360.00
Weeley 1,750 1,653 335.00 345.00 345.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,947 2,180 306.00 330.00 330.00
Forest of Dean 702 746 4,569 310.00 340.00 340.00
Gloucester 1,616 1,643 310.00 370.00 370.00
HAMPSHIRE (4)
Aldershot 1,831 1,709 305.00 325.00 325.00
Basingstoke 1,767 1,930 11,671 300.00 320.00 320.00
Portchester 4,248 4,372 270.00 300.00 300.00
Southampton 3,633 3,660 317.00 343.00 343.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,273 1,343 1,343 289.00 289.00 289.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 1,911 1,957 325.00 360.00 360.00
West Hertfordshire 3,288 3,258 5,215 258.00 285.00 285.00
HUMBERSIDE (3)
Great Grimsby 1,739 1,841 327.00 340.00 340.00
Hull 2,152 2,260 5,639 300.00 310.00 310.00
Scunthorpe 1,415 1,538 313.00 350.00 350.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 558 554 554 309.00 **368.00 **368.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,514 1,496 1,496 351.00 361.00 361.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,349 2,355 280.50 295.50 295.50
Charing 1,365 1,445 280.50 295.50 295.50
Folkestone 677 633 300.00 315.00 315.00
Maidstone 2,105 2,007 13,510 295.00 330.00 330.00
Margate 1,706 1,750 280.00 290.00 290.00
Medway 2,824 2,875 267.00 282.00 282.00
Sittingbourne (opened August 2003) 243 350.00 350.00
Tunbridge Wells 2,124 2,202 300.00 315.00 315.00
LANCASHIRE (7)
Accrington 933 934 237.00 265.00 265.00
Blackburn 1,618 1,536 275.00 286.00 286.00
Blackpool 2,100 2,111 275.00 287.00 287.00
Burnley 1,664 1,657 11,179 279.00 307.00 307.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,901 1,830 315.00 335.00 335.00
Lytham St Annes 1,359 1,416 250.00 275.00 275.00
Preston 1,664 1,695 263.35 271.25 271.25
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,377 3,570 275.00 300.00 300.00
Loughborough 1,635 1,817 5,387 310.00 327.00 327.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (3)
Boston 1,877 1,980 275.00 300.00 300.00
Grantham 1,296 1,261 4,978 260.00 275.00 275.00
Lincoln 1,635 1,737 260.00 280.00 280.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 2,146 2,127 345.00 365.00 365.00
Croydon 2,045 2,105 304.00 374.50 374.50
Eltham 4,295 4,545 280.00 290.00 290.00
Enfield 2,631 2,780 295.00 320.00 320.00
Golders Green 2,042 1,992 335.00 360.00 360.00
Hendon 919 907 260.00 280.00 280.00
Honor Oak 1,394 1,373 276.00 290.00 290.00
Islington 907 1,002 245.00 270.00 270.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 910 953 305.00 350.00 350.00
Lambeth 780 591 275.00 275.00 275.00
Lewisham 1,301 1,526 273.00 292.00 292.00
London (City of ) 3,751 3,616 41,671 378.00 448.00 448.00
London (East) 755 702 275.00 295.00 295.00
London (South) 1,276 1,359 325.00 345.00 345.00
London (West) 1,294 1,263 295.00 325.00 325.00
Manor Park 564 604 295.00 **310.00 **310.00
Mortlake 2,411 2,455 215.00 225.00 225.00
New Southgate 972 966 310.00 360.00 385.00
North East Surrey 1,753 1,796 280.00 295.00 295.00
Putney Vale 1,458 1,497 263.00 336.00 336.00
Ruislip 3,858 3,784 270.00 300.00 300.00
St Marylebone 699 678 295.00 320.00 320.00
South West Middlesex 2,537 2,490 195.00 200.00 200.00
West Norwood 526 560 275.00 190.00 190.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (13)
Altrincham 1,760 1,843 278.00 293.00 293.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 754 756 265.00 280.00 280.00
Bolton 3,364 3,403 260.00 275.00 275.00
Dukinfield 2,119 2,076 280.00 295.00 295.00
Eccles 814 822 265.00 275.00 275.00
Manchester (Blackley) 1,231 1,240 260.00 280.00 280.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,347 2,361 295.00 315.00 315.00
Middleton 410 417 21,074 288.00 310.00 310.00
Oldham 1,647 1,706 272.00 280.00 280.00
Rochdale 1,467 1,514 288.00 310.00 310.00
Salford 1,236 1,282 265.00 275.00 275.00
Stockport 2,413 2,313 278.00 290.00 297.00
Wigan 1,323 1,341 220.00 230.00 230.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 3,013 3,091 284.00 320.00 320.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,992 2,123 330.00 342.00 342.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,356 2,290 13,053 330.00 342.00 342.00
St Helens 2,057 2,120 215.00 230.00 230.00
Southport 1,943 1,867 230.00 265.00 265.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,591 1,562 230.00 265.00 265.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,877 1,941 247.00 265.00 265.00
King’s Lynn 1,990 2,027 305.00 319.00 319.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,612 1,491 7,852 280.00 295.00 295.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,555 2,393 325.00 343.00 343.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,401 2,445 275.00 320.00 320.00
Northampton 1,938 1,916 4,361 340.00 360.00 360.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,522 1,532 1,532 168.50 178.50 178.50
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (3)
Bramcote 2,925 2,600 240.00 280.00 280.00
Mansfield 3,022 3,108 8,290 210.00 223.00 223.00
Nottingham 2,309 2,582 220.00 **230.00 **230.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 672 728 325.00 350.00 350.00
Oxford 2,657 2,790 3,518 340.00 360.00 360.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,930 1,934 260.00 273.50 273.50
elford 981 958 2,892 280.00 295.00 295.00
SOMERSET (2)
Taunton 2,315 2,419 295.00 355.00 355.00
Yeovil 1,792 1,657 4,076 270.00 300.00 300.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,382 1,360 293.00 308.00 308.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,487 1,612 294.00 351.00 351.00
Stafford 1,549 1,620 6,563 295.00 320.00 320.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,019 1,971 300.00 **320.00 **320.00
SUFFOLK (2)
Bury St. Edmunds 1,869 1,867 335.00 375.00 375.00
Ipswich 2,297 2,459 4,326 312.75 334.00 344.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,633 1,746 295.00 310.00 310.00
Leatherhead 2,582 2,511 5,934 345.00 365.00 365.00
Woking 1,699 1,677 335.00 360.00 360.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 1,184 1,376 240.00 252.00 252.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,026 2,065 235.00 **245.00 **245.00
Eastbourne 2,909 2,845 7,760 300.00 320.00 320.00
Hastings 1,436 1,474 259.00 272.00 272.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,528 2,288 340.00 360.00 360.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,250 3,314 8,957 345.00 365.00 365.00
Worthing 3,255 3,355 336.00 363.00 363.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 622 588 202.50 209.00 209.00
Gateshead 1,211 1,379 202.50 209.00 209.00
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3,228 3,051 312.50 348.50 348.50
South Shields 1,442 1,552 11,025 237.50 250.00 250.00
Sunderland 2,603 2,546 260.50 300.50 300.50
Tynemouth 1,146 1,117 277.00 287.00 300.20
Whitley Bay 781 792 277.00 287.00 300.20
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Leamington Spa 1,943 1,843 238.50 280.00 280.00
Nuneaton 1,842 1,883 4,260 340.00 360.00 360.00
Coleshill (Woodlands) 492 534 330.00 340.00 340.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 2,191 2,313 307.00 358.00 358.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 1,194 1,172 320.00 336.00 336.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,167 2,155 307.00 358.00 358.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,652 1,548 307.00 358.00 358.00
Coventry 2,753 2,871 315.00 347.00 347.00
Dudley 1,784 1,729 23,261 300.00 325.00 325.00
Rowley Regis 966 998 325.00 346.00 346.00
Solihull 2,109 2,118 330.00 340.00 340.00
Stourbridge 1,795 1,848 300.00 325.00 325.00
Walsall 1,872 1,911 286.00 300.00 300.00
West Bromwich 1,842 1,976 325.00 346.00 346.00
Wolverhampton 2,416 2,622 310.00 320.00 320.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,615 1,578 295.00 315.00 315.00
Swindon 1,928 1,908 5,055 321.00 345.00 345.00
West Wiltshire 1,512 1,569 320.00 345.00 345.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (2)
Redditch 1,120 1,197 285.00 294.00 294.00
Worcester 1,942 2,020 3,217 270.00 295.00 295.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (2)
East Riding 1,042 1,146 280.00 305.00 305.00
Haltemprice 1,336 1,306 2,452 292.00 305.00 305.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,399 1,427 332.00 356.00 356.00
Scarborough 1,136 1,171 350.00 375.00 375.00
Skipton 965 994 5,734 250.00 290.00 290.00
York 2,117 2,142 415.50 440.00 440.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,828 1,859 316.00 316.00 316.00
Doncaster 2,694 2,524 288.00 **340.00 **340.00
Rotherham 1,955 1,959 307.00 326.00 326.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,586 1,610 11,430 295.00 315.00 315.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,526 1,509 305.00 325.00 325.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,934 1,969 295.00 315.00 315.00
YORKSHIRE WEST (11)
Bradford 1,295 1,167 271.00 279.00 279.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,413 1,386 300.00 320.00 320.00
Halifax 1,706 1,684 311.00 321.00 321.00
Huddersfield 1,795 1,817 300.00 320.00 320.00
Keighley 502 458 271.00 279.00 279.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,491 1,439 16,300 305.50 352.50 352.50
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,270 2,184 305.50 352.50 352.50
Pontefract 1,804 1,748 311.00 325.00 325.00
Rawdon 2,004 1,969 305.50 352.50 352.50
Shipley 1,372 1,315 271.00 279.00 279.00
Wakefield 1,194 1,133 311.00 325.00 325.00
SCOTLAND (22)
Aberdeen 2,470 2,490 361.00 372.00 372.00
Ayr 1,544 1,608 273.00 313.00 313.00
Cardross 564 557 295.40 325.00 325.00
Clydebank 1,757 1,797 283.00 331.00 331.00
Dundee 1,746 1,729 375.00 395.00 395.00
Dunfermline 835 798 284.00 284.00 284.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,850 2,943 369.77 381.00 381.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 810 819 360.00 380.00 380.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 2,233 2,293 360.00 380.00 380.00
Falkirk 2,300 2,319 244.00 252.00 252.00
Friockheim 584 644 35,339 380.00 400.00 400.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 1,057 1,048 295.00 295.00 295.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 4,166 4,305 241.00 246.00 246.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 2,633 2,626 241.00 246.00 246.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,642 1,723 280.00 295.00 295.00
Greenock 1,143 1,042 305.00 320.30 320.30
Inverness 606 669 343.00 **352.00 **352.00
Irvine 1,046 1,110 285.00 300.00 300.00
Kirkcaldy 1,824 1,775 284.00 284.00 284.00
Moray 357 370 380.00 410.00 410.00
Paisley 1,569 1,530 315.00 330.00 330.00
Perth 1,147 1,144 350.00 360.00 360.00
WALES (12)
Aberdare 1,245 1,306 202.00 225.00 225.00
Aberystwyth 514 538 298.00 330.00 330.00
Bangor 943 989 178.50 190.50 190.50
Bridgend 1,769 1,772 241.30 246.00 261.00
Cardiff 2,587 2,640 270.50 303.00 303.00
Colwyn Bay 1,818 1,897 230.00 250.00 250.00
Gwent 2,688 2,691 20,872 207.00 238.00 238.00
Llanelli (opened Sept 2002) 175 910 265.00 265.00 265.00
Margam 1,394 1,401 225.00 235.00 235.00
Narberth 1,368 1,335 207.50 216.00 222.50
Pontypridd 1,427 1,453 175.10 197.00 230.00
Swansea 2,667 2,265 220.00 210.00 220.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,667 1,675 265.00 272.00 272.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 301 332 133.00 138.00 166.00
Jersey 569 489 821 219.00 196.00 196.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,473 2,312 2,312 140.00 145.00 145.00
TOTALS 437,124 442,538 442,538
2003 average cremation fee £286.70
2004 average cremation fee £297.25
2003 average total crematorium charge £287.76
2004 average total crematorium charge £298.34