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2005 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2005. Numbers are accurate as of January 2016.

  • Cremation rate in 2005 was 72.45%
  • There were 424,684 cremations in the UK in 2005 across 249 crematoriums.
    Each Crematorium had an average of 1,706 cremations in 2005
  • The busiest crematorium in 2005 was Eltham with 4,203
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2005 was London (City of) (£488) and the cheapest was Guernsey (£138)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2005 was £375.15

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2005

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2004 1st jan-31st jan 2005 county total April 2005 fee April 2006 fee total cost
AVON (6)
Bath 2,005 2,018 375.00 405.00 405.00
Bristol (Arno’s Vale) 0 0 CLOSED
Bristol (Canford) 1,646 2,043 9,082 391.25 410.00 410.00
Bristol (South) 1,923 2,258 391.25 410.00 410.00
Westerleigh 1,745 1,852 370.00 425.00 425.00
Weston Super Mare 1,726 911 390.00 435.00 435.00
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,579 1,603 3,493 325.00 414.00 447.00
Luton 1,892 1,890 355.00 375.00 375.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,538 1,567 350.00 370.00 398.00
Reading 2,068 1,947 5,107 350.00 370.00 370.00
Slough 1,670 1,593 330.00 370.00 370.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 0 0 N/A 360.00 360.00
(Opened January 2006)
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 2,999 2,981 315.00 360.00 385.00
Milton Keynes 1,655 1,633 4,614 352.50 381.50 437.96
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (2)
Cambridge 2,715 2,712 407.00 437.00 437.00
Peterborough 2,227 2,360 5,072 321.50 332.00 332.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,817 1,814 320.00 332.00 332.00
Crewe 1,220 1,274 348.50 356.50 356.50
Macclesfield 1,549 1,585 7,198 331.00 348.00 348.00
Warrington 1,921 1,978 320.00 340.00 340.00
Widnes 528 547 325.00 363.00 363.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 913 936 355.00 410.00 410.00
Middlesbrough 3,642 3,718 4,654 325.00 340.00 340.00
CORNWALL (2)
Bodmin 1,305 1,375 335.00 365.00 365.00
Truro 2,518 2,438 3,813 270.00 290.00 307.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 982 921 304.00 319.00 319.00
Carlisle 1,686 1,491 3,286 374.00 405.00 405.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 862 874 315.00 366.50 366.50
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,079 2,165 257.00 299.50 328.50
Derby 2,930 2,954 5,119 290.00 330.00 330.00
DEVON (5)
Barnstaple 1,415 1,340 356.00 393.00 417.00
Exeter 3,223 3,313 387.00 418.00 418.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,314 1,123 9,783 335.00 352.00 352.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,338 1,480 335.00 352.00 375.00
Torquay 2,589 2,527 395.00 405.00 405.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,229 3,304 353.50 376.00 396.00
Poole 2,266 2,319 6,865 315.50 355.50 375.50
Weymouth 1,186 1,242 360.00 382.00 407.00
DURHAM (3)
Darlington 1,821 1,853 372.00 384.00 384.00
Durham 2,328 2,445 5,530 296.00 325.00 345.00
Mountsett 1,213 1,232 260.00 300.00 300.00
ESSEX (8)
Basildon 1,776 1,743 345.00 384.00 384.00
Chelmsford 2,428 2,513 315.00 335.00 335.00
Colchester 1,472 1,437 368.00 379.00 379.00
Harlow 1,822 1,708 15,992 300.00 310.50 310.50
Redbridge (Forest Park) 0 674 325.00 350.00 350.00
(Opened February 2005)
Southend-on-Sea 2,410 2,380 320.00 384.00 384.00
South Essex 3,983 3,799 350.00 364.00 364.00
Weeley 1,638 1,738 396.00 396.00 396.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,976 1,986 352.00 361.00 402.00
Forest of Dean 754 737 4,319 360.00 395.00 395.00
Gloucester 1,634 1,596 400.00 421.70 421.70
HAMPSHIRE (4)
Aldershot 1,908 1,677 345.00 385.00 385.00
Basingstoke 962 1,780 10,962 340.00 370.00 370.00
Portchester 4,134 3,987 323.00 360.00 405.00
Southampton 3,659 3,518 372.00 411.00 411.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,311 1,325 1,325 330.00 350.00 350.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 1,838 1,936 400.00 470.00 470.00
West Hertfordshire 3,293 3,186 5,122 328.00 395.00 395.00
HUMBERSIDE (3)
Great Grimsby 1,740 1,703 350.00 350.00 384.50
Hull 2,147 2,150 5,316 325.00 396.50 396.50
Scunthorpe 1,414 1,463 374.00 393.00 425.50
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 523 519 519 383.00 468.00 468.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,356 1,347 1,347 383.00 420.00 445.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,346 2,360 312.50 372.50 412.50
Charing 1,333 1,347 312.50 372.50 412.50
Folkestone 610 640 334.00 362.00 362.00
Maidstone 1,606 1,580 12,977 361.50 390.50 426.75
Margate 1,666 1,703 320.00 379.50 404.50
Medway 2,711 2,706 324.50 360.00 360.00
Sittingbourne 651 684 401.50 421.50 421.50
Tunbridge Wells 2,026 1,957 341.50 376.50 411.40
LANCASHIRE (7)
Accrington 872 843 287.00 300.00 300.00
Blackburn 1,441 1,470 320.00 360.00 360.00
Blackpool 2,108 2,043 303.00 325.00 325.00
Burnley 1,622 1,579 10,736 347.00 384.50 384.50
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,855 1,750 355.00 385.00 385.00
Lytham St Annes 1,340 1,399 284.00 300.00 300.00
Preston 1,546 1,652 279.40 299.00 299.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,412 3,382 325.00 375.00 398.00
Loughborough 1,742 1,752 5,134 347.00 377.00 377.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (3)
Boston 1,955 1,809 340.00 350.00 350.00
Grantham 1,244 1,264 4,713 292.00 318.00 318.00
Lincoln 1,699 1,640 294.00 330.00 330.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 2,018 1,901 387.00 418.00 418.00
Croydon 1,960 1,878 403.00 463.00 463.00
Eltham 4,220 4,203 310.00 370.00 370.00
Enfield 2,582 2,455 336.00 405.00 405.00
Golders Green 1,856 1,911 411.50 456.50 456.50
Hendon 939 1,013 320.00 370.00 370.00
Honor Oak 1,201 1,145 301.00 320.00 365.00
Islington 944 803 300.00 335.00 365.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 799 866 380.00 400.00 400.00
Lambeth 684 709 285.00 290.00 290.00
Lewisham 1,441 1,428 301.00 316.00 366.00
London (City of ) 3,269 2,967 38,028 **488.00 486.00 486.00
London (East) 647 650 310.00 350.00 400.00
London (South) 1,208 1,169 366.00 396.00 396.00
London (West) 1,108 1,094 355.00 405.00 405.00
Manor Park 673 625 **345.00 **420.00 **420.00
Mortlake 2,427 2,299 250.00 265.00 265.00
New Southgate 880 921 375.00 415.00 465.00
North East Surrey 1,618 1,534 330.00 350.00 350.00
Putney Vale 1,366 1,386 346.00 370.00 370.00
Ruislip 3,664 3,390 335.00 385.00 385.00
St Marylebone 598 633 376.50 421.50 421.50
South West Middlesex 2,378 2,344 225.00 250.00 250.00
West Norwood 668 704 190.00 195.00 195.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (13)
Altrincham 1,696 1,723 314.50 344.00 350.50
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 784 782 310.00 345.00 345.00
Bolton 3,172 3,114 290.00 305.00 305.00
Dukinfield 2,004 2,061 325.00 342.00 362.00
Eccles 773 741 311.50 324.50 324.50
Manchester (Blackley) 1,170 1,130 300.00 340.00 340.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,224 2,268 325.00 365.00 365.00
Middleton 431 398 20,032 326.00 347.00 347.00
Oldham 1,550 1,627 294.00 364.50 384.50
Rochdale 1,452 1,511 326.00 347.00 347.00
Salford 1,233 1,126 311.50 378.00 378.00
Stockport 2,257 2,309 340.00 390.00 415.00
Wigan 1,314 1,242 236.00 280.00 322.99
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,964 2,951 378.00 463.00 463.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,995 1,890 383.00 398.00 423.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,212 2,140 12,413 383.00 398.00 423.00
St Helens 2,025 2,029 246.00 280.00 280.00
Southport 1,852 1,853 300.00 367.50 367.50
Thornton (Crosby) 1,477 1,550 300.00 367.50 367.50
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,832 1,888 365.00 395.50 436.50
King’s Lynn 1,915 2,018 360.00 370.00 381.75
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,592 1,608 7,843 331.00 375.00 375.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,338 2,329 364.00 390.00 390.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,361 2,364 330.00 375.00 375.00
Northampton 1,840 1,769 4,133 380.00 410.00 410.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,632 1,513 1,513 196.50 251.50 251.50
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,776 2,848 300.00 340.00 340.00
Mansfield 2,749 2,945 7,899 256.50 268.50 296.50
Nottingham 2,137 2,094 **260.00 **300.00 **300.00
Sherwood Forest 0 12 N/A 410.00 440.00
(Opened December 2005)
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 685 761 396.50 421.50 421.50
Oxford 2,729 2,687 3,448 380.00 410.00 410.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,898 1,813 314.00 352.50 352.50
Telford 987 1,032 2,845 321.50 360.00 360.00
SOMERSET (2)
Taunton 2,233 2,291 399.00 459.00 459.00
Yeovil 1,621 1,635 3,926 330.00 400.00 400.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,395 1,359 334.00 384.00 384.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,420 1,301 396.00 406.00 406.00
Stafford 1,555 1,659 6,375 345.00 355.00 355.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,011 2,056 335.00 385.00 385.00
SUFFOLK (2)
Bury St. Edmunds 1,851 1,887 395.00 435.00 435.00
Ipswich 2,416 2,288 4,175 361.65 373.65 384.67
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,632 1,620 350.00 373.00 408.00
Leatherhead 2,360 2,331 5,545 387.00 418.00 418.00
Woking 1,624 1,594 411.50 436.50 436.50
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 1,302 1,324 270.00 292.00 292.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 1,809 1,825 **260.00 **295.00 **325.00
Eastbourne 2,751 2,801 7,279 335.00 375.00 375.00
Hastings 1,422 1,329 297.00 312.00 312.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,427 2,362 385.00 418.00 418.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,164 3,212 8,770 387.00 418.00 418.00
Worthing 3,164 3,196 382.00 448.00 466.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 535 586 307.60 319.20 319.20
Gateshead 1,236 1,263 307.60 319.20 319.20
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2,952 3,038 360.00 371.00 371.00
South Shields 1,493 1,520 10,586 295.00 322.00 322.00
Sunderland 2,440 2,424 340.00 407.00 407.00
Tynemouth 1,070 987 346.50 357.00 357.00
Whitley Bay 792 768 346.50 357.00 357.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Leamington Spa 1,931 1,975 340.00 350.00 402.00
Nuneaton 1,930 1,972 4,553 380.00 410.00 410.00
Coleshill (Woodlands) 650 606 370.00 391.50 391.50
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,830 2,133 378.00 373.00 373.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 1,152 1,100 355.00 385.00 385.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 1,666 2,038 378.00 373.00 373.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,454 1,448 378.00 373.00 373.00
Coventry 2,705 2,718 357.00 382.00 382.00
Dudley 1,619 1,737 22,031 360.00 380.00 380.00
Rowley Regis 957 951 383.00 453.50 453.50
Solihull 2,004 1,956 370.00 391.50 391.50
Stourbridge 1,766 1,761 360.00 380.00 380.00
Walsall 2,007 1,797 321.00 346.00 411.00
West Bromwich 1,820 1,810 383.00 453.50 453.50
Wolverhampton 2,575 2,582 335.00 395.00 395.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,732 1,507 335.00 380.00 380.00
Swindon 1,914 1,976 5,050 359.00 367.00 367.00
West Wiltshire 1,533 1,567 365.00 405.00 405.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (2)
Redditch 1,287 1,240 330.00 395.00 423.50
Worcester 1,996 1,977 3,217 318.00 330.00 330.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (2)
East Riding 1,116 1,110 340.00 375.00 375.00
Haltemprice 1,315 1,316 2,426 310.00 335.00 335.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,459 1,380 380.00 437.00 458.00
Scarborough 1,118 1,070 400.50 420.00 420.00
Skipton 924 920 5,365 350.00 361.00 399.00
York 2,018 1,995 481.50 511.50 511.50
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,861 1,818 335.00 360.00 360.00
Doncaster 2,639 2,574 385.00 397.00 397.00
Rotherham 1,907 1,894 364.00 383.00 383.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,491 1,533 11,399 335.00 370.00 370.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,507 1,633 345.00 380.00 380.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,850 1,947 335.00 370.00 370.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,217 1,164 325.00 359.50 359.50
Dewsbury Moor 1,401 1,356 350.00 350.00 350.00
Halifax 1,661 1,634 351.50 364.50 364.50
Huddersfield 1,738 1,662 350.00 350.00 350.00
Keighley 511 434 325.00 359.50 359.50
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,434 1,350 15,871 398.50 440.50 440.50
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,126 2,134 398.50 440.50 440.50
Pontefract 1,776 1,700 366.50 399.50 399.50
Rawdon 1,875 1,837 398.50 440.50 440.50
Shipley 1,307 1,391 325.00 359.50 359.50
Wakefield 1,192 1,209 366.50 399.50 399.50
SCOTLAND (24)
Aberdeen 2,413 2,385 390.00 410.00 410.00
Ayr 1,548 1,348 330.00 373.00 373.00
Cardross 547 565 335.00 386.50 386.50
Clydebank 1,627 1,696 348.00 390.00 390.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 0 435 396.50 458.00 458.00
(Opened March 2005)
Dundee 1,577 1,636 420.00 454.00 454.00
Dunfermline 819 820 310.00 360.00 360.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,693 2,920 393.00 405.00 405.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 801 748 410.00 450.00 450.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 2,235 2,147 410.00 450.00 450.00
Falkirk 2,239 2,206 227.00 271.00 271.00
Friockheim 750 645 34,454 420.00 454.00 454.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 1,003 956 310.00 310.00 310.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 4,025 3,440 253.00 311.00 311.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 2,513 2,346 253.00 311.00 311.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,660 1,567 305.00 325.00 325.00
Greenock 1,028 992 330.00 339.90 339.90
Holytown 265 1,010 300.00 312.00 312.00
Inverness 696 710 **364.00 **375.00 **405.00
Irvine 1,134 1,235 320.00 346.00 346.00
Kirkcaldy 1,782 1,702 310.00 360.00 360.00
Moray 384 409 435.00 445.00 487.00
Paisley 1,516 1,466 350.00 375.00 425.00
Perth 1,144 1,070 378.00 390.00 404.60
WALES (13)
Aberdare 1,195 1,275 255.00 285.00 285.00
Aberystwyth 561 503 345.00 375.00 375.00
Bangor 1,004 998 253.50 253.50 253.50
Bridgend 1,761 1,782 270.90 288.10 304.00
Cardiff 2,482 2,469 315.00 339.00 339.00
Colwyn Bay 1,809 1,765 301.00 363.00 363.00
Gwent 2,737 2,667 20,182 254.50 267.00 267.00
Llanelli *818 890 322.00 360.00 360.00
Margam 1,378 1,352 255.00 280.00 280.00
Narberth 1,252 1,334 284.00 350.00 350.00
Pontypridd 1,429 1,406 218.50 360.00 360.00
Swansea 2,172 2,088 275.00 320.00 320.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,604 1,653 307.00 368.00 368.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 313 324 138.00 151.00 151.00
Jersey 501 526 850 216.00 238.00 238.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,345 2,398 2,398 152.00 164.00 164.00
TOTALS 424,835 424,684 424,684
2005 average cremation fee £336.02
2006 average cremation fee £362.74
2005 average total crematorium charge £342.45
2006 average total crematorium charge £369.12