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2006 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2006. All figures are correct as of January 2007

  • Cremation rate in 2006 was 72.38%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2006 was Portchester with 3,993
  • There were 416,881 cremations in the UK in 2006 across 251 crematoriums.
    Each Crematorium had an average of 1,661 cremations in 2006
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2006 was York (£511.50) and the cheapest was Guernsey (£151)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2006 was £409.94

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2006

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2005 1st jan-31st jan 2006 county total April 2006 fee April 2007 fee total cost
AVON (6)
Bath 2,018 1,788 405.00 460.00 460.00
Bristol (Arno’s Vale) 0 0 CLOSED  1998
Bristol (Canford) 2,043 1,637 8,840 410.00 455.00 455.00
Bristol (South) 2,258 1,907 410.00 455.00 455.00
Westerleigh 1,852 1,945 425.00 460.00 460.00
Weston Super Mare 911 1,563 435.00 460.00 460.00
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,603 1,531 3,349 414.00 428.00 462.00
Luton 1,890 1,818 375.00 440.00 480.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,567 1,558 370.00 445.00 473.00
Reading 1,947 1,735 5,475 370.00 390.00 410.00
Slough 1,593 1,583 370.00 400.00 400.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 0 599 360.00 385.00 385.00
(Opened January 2006)
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 2,981 2,984 360.00 370.00 398.00
Milton Keynes 1,633 1,517 4,501 381.50 392.00 392.00
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (2)
Cambridge 2,712 2,707 437.00 482.00 482.00
Peterborough 2,360 2,372 5,079 332.00 346.00 346.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,814 1,787 332.00 354.00 354.00
Crewe 1,274 1,297 356.50 368.00 368.00
Macclesfield 1,585 1,559 7,224 348.00 398.50 398.50
Warrington 1,978 1,992 340.00 390.00 390.00
Widnes 547 589 363.00 393.00 422.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 936 889 410.00 438.00 438.00
Middlesbrough 3,718 3,727 4,616 340.00 359.00 359.00
CORNWALL (2)
Bodmin 1,375 1,321 365.00 392.00 392.00
Truro 2,438 2,410 3,731 290.00 320.00 338.50
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 921 1,001 319.00 319.00 319.00
Carlisle 1,491 1,376 3,203 405.00 446.00 446.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 874 826 366.50 485.00 485.00
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,165 2,015 299.50 358.00 391.00
Derby 2,954 2,903 4,918 330.00 400.00 400.00
DEVON (5)
Barnstaple 1,340 1,264 393.00 415.00 441.00
Exeter 3,313 3,153 418.00 450.00 450.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,123 1,386 9,476 352.00 371.00 394.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,480 1,202 352.00 371.00 395.00
Torquay 2,527 2,471 405.00 445.00 445.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,304 3,080 376.00 402.00 422.00
Poole 2,319 2,280 6,538 355.50 395.00 428.50
Weymouth 1,242 1,178 382.00 422.00 452.00
DURHAM (3)
Darlington 1,853 1,830 384.00 405.00 405.00
Durham 2,445 2,252 5,316 325.00 410.00 430.00
Mountsett 1,232 1,234 300.00 320.00 320.00
ESSEX (8)
Basildon 1,743 1,832 384.00 396.00 396.00
Chelmsford 2,513 2,333 335.00 355.00 355.00
Colchester 1,437 1,540 379.00 432.00 432.00
Harlow 1,708 1,725 15,924 310.50 321.00 321.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 674 965 350.00 385.00 385.00
(Opened February 2005)
Southend-on-Sea 2,380 2,331 384.00 396.00 396.00
South Essex 3,799 3,600 364.00 388.00 388.00
Weeley 1,738 1,598 396.00 444.00 444.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,986 1,968 361.00 397.00 442.00
Forest of Dean 737 813 4,393 395.00 430.00 430.00
Gloucester 1,596 1,612 374.32 393.04 442.78
HAMPSHIRE (4)
Aldershot 1,677 1,587 385.00 500.00 500.00
Basingstoke 1,780 1,626 10,600 370.00 397.00 397.00
Portchester 3,987 3,993 360.00 382.00 428.00
Southampton 3,518 3,394 411.00 431.50 431.50
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,325 1,341 1,341 350.00 386.50 386.50
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 1,936 2,075 470.00 510.00 510.00
West Hertfordshire 3,186 3,065 5,140 395.00 405.00 405.00
HUMBERSIDE (3)
Great Grimsby 1,703 1,752 350.00 360.00 396.00
Hull 2,150 2,194 5,407 396.50 417.00 512.00
Scunthorpe 1,463 1,461 393.00 422.00 457.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 519 504 504 468.00 536.00 536.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,347 1,324 1,324 420.00 445.00 471.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,360 2,267 372.50 397.50 437.50
Charing 1,347 1,270 372.50 397.50 437.50
Folkestone 640 582 362.00 390.00 390.00
Maidstone 1,580 1,543 12,901 390.50 424.50 461.00
Margate 1,703 1,588 379.50 393.50 418.50
Medway 2,706 2,868 360.00 375.00 375.00
Sittingbourne 684 791 421.50 482.00 482.00
Tunbridge Wells 1,957 1,992 376.50 428.00 463.00
LANCASHIRE (7)
Accrington 843 921 300.00 320.00 320.00
Blackburn 1,470 1,507 360.00 384.00 384.00
Blackpool 2,043 1,883 325.00 340.00 340.00
Burnley 1,579 1,579 10,428 384.50 401.50 401.50
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,750 1,738 385.00 415.00 415.00
Lytham St Annes 1,399 1,288 300.00 309.00 309.00
Preston 1,652 1,512 299.00 333.50 333.50
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,382 3,382 375.00 410.00 434.00
Loughborough 1,752 1,746 5,128 377.00 405.00 405.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (3)
Boston 1,809 1,933 350.00 360.00 360.00
Grantham 1,264 1,151 4,754 318.00 355.00 355.00
Lincoln 1,640 1,670 330.00 345.00 345.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,901 1,920 418.00 450.00 450.00
Croydon 1,878 1,786 463.00 498.00 498.00
Eltham 4,203 3,949 370.00 410.00 410.00
Enfield 2,455 2,358 405.00 440.00 440.00
Golders Green 1,911 1,584 456.50 482.00 482.00
Hendon 1,013 997 370.00 420.00 420.00
Honor Oak 1,145 1,050 320.00 360.00 407.00
Islington 803 858 335.00 390.00 425.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 866 779 400.00 420.00 420.00
Lambeth 709 664 290.00 305.00 305.00
Lewisham 1,428 1,383 316.00 360.00 410.00
London (City of ) 2,967 2,692 36,323 486.00 498.00 498.00
London (East) 650 676 350.00 415.00 470.00
London (South) 1,169 1,087 396.00 425.00 425.00
London (West) 1,094 1,027 405.00 450.00 450.00
Manor Park 625 537 **420.00 **420.00 **420.00
Mortlake 2,299 2,343 265.00 285.00 285.00
New Southgate 921 827 415.00 440.00 465.00
North East Surrey 1,534 1,690 350.00 370.00 370.00
Putney Vale 1,386 1,190 370.00 390.00 390.00
Ruislip 3,390 3,363 385.00 435.00 435.00
St Marylebone 633 592 421.50 482.00 482.00
South West Middlesex 2,344 2,225 250.00 350.00 375.00
West Norwood 704 746 195.00 305.00 305.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (13)
Altrincham 1,723 1,751 344.00 384.00 391.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 782 801 345.00 380.00 380.00
Bolton 3,114 2,943 305.00 360.00 405.00
Dukinfield 2,061 1,917 342.00 394.00 414.00
Eccles 741 730 324.50 393.50 393.50
Manchester (Blackley) 1,130 1,183 340.00 340.00 340.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,268 2,165 365.00 410.00 410.00
Middleton 398 427 19,485 347.00 366.50 366.50
Oldham 1,627 1,538 364.50 390.50 410.50
Rochdale 1,511 1,396 347.00 366.50 366.50
Salford 1,126 1,174 378.00 393.50 393.50
Stockport 2,309 2,191 390.00 440.00 440.00
Wigan 1,242 1,269 280.00 310.00 352.99
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,951 2,971 463.00 477.00 477.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,890 1,917 398.00 418.00 443.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,140 2,131 12,317 398.00 418.00 443.00
St Helens 2,029 2,102 280.00 301.00 301.00
Southport 1,853 1,771 367.50 389.50 394.50
Thornton (Crosby) 1,550 1,425 367.50 389.50 389.50
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,888 1,771 395.50 418.50 461.00
King’s Lynn 2,018 1,935 370.00 415.00 427.22
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,608 1,639 7,647 375.00 416.00 416.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,329 2,302 390.00 416.00 416.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,364 2,353 375.00 386.00 386.00
Northampton 1,769 1,873 4,226 410.00 441.00 441.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,513 1,451 1,451 251.50 309.50 309.50
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,848 2,863 340.00 374.00 374.00
Mansfield 2,945 2,657 8,326 268.50 283.00 313.00
Nottingham 2,094 2,071 **300.00 **315.00 **315.00
Sherwood Forest 12 735 410.00 460.00 492.00
(Opened December 2005)
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 761 781 421.50 482.00 482.00
Oxford 2,687 2,555 3,336 410.00 441.00 441.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,813 1,669 352.50 385.00 385.00
Telford 1,032 1,067 2,736 360.00 401.50 401.50
SOMERSET (2)
Taunton 2,291 2,165 459.00 479.00 479.00
Yeovil 1,635 1,609 3,774 400.00 420.00 420.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,359 1,390 384.00 403.00 403.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,301 1,137 406.00 420.00 420.00
Stafford 1,659 1,632 6,314 355.00 397.00 397.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,056 2,155 385.00 395.00 410.00
SUFFOLK (2)
Bury St Edmunds 1,887 1,841 435.00 470.00 470.00
Ipswich 2,288 2,325 4,166 373.65 418.00 429.57
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,620 1,634 373.00 390.00 425.00
Leatherhead 2,331 2,287 5,517 418.00 450.00 450.00
Woking 1,594 1,596 436.50 497.00 497.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 1,324 1,315 292.00 315.00 315.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 1,825 1,815 **295.00 318.00 350.00
Eastbourne 2,801 2,584 7,168 375.00 385.00 385.00
Hastings 1,329 1,454 312.00 367.50 367.50
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,362 2,357 418.00 450.00 450.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,212 3,161 8,570 418.00 450.00 450.00
Worthing 3,196 3,052 448.00 458.50 483.50
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 586 560 319.20 358.50 358.50
Gateshead 1,263 1,160 319.20 358.50 358.50
Newcastle upon Tyne 3,038 2,897 371.00 382.00 382.00
South Shields 1,520 1,423 10,196 322.00 353.50 353.50
Sunderland 2,424 2,392 407.00 426.00 426.00
Tynemouth 987 935 357.00 372.00 372.00
Whitley Bay 768 829 357.00 372.00 372.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 606 631 391.50 410.00 410.00
Leamington Spa 1,975 1,870 350.00 370.00 428.00
Nuneaton 1,972 1,893 4,394 410.00 445.00 445.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 2,133 1,966 373.00 424.00 424.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 1,100 1,079 385.00 415.00 415.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,038 2,091 373.00 424.00 424.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,448 1,357 373.00 424.00 424.00
Coventry 2,718 2,603 382.00 408.50 408.50
Dudley 1,737 1,702 21,792 380.00 430.00 430.00
Rowley Regis 951 928 453.50 469.00 469.00
Solihull 1,956 1,965 391.50 410.00 410.00
Stourbridge 1,761 1,628 380.00 430.00 430.00
Walsall 1,797 2,034 346.00 369.00 442.00
West Bromwich 1,810 1,884 453.50 469.00 469.00
Wolverhampton 2,582 2,555 395.00 415.00 415.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,507 1,451 380.00 420.00 420.00
Swindon 1,976 1,980 5,039 367.00 435.50 435.50
West Wiltshire 1,567 1,608 405.00 440.00 440.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (2)
Redditch 1,240 1,184 395.00 410.00 438.50
Worcester 1,977 1,941 3,125 330.00 345.00 378.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (2)
East Riding 1,110 1,009 375.00 416.50 416.50
Haltemprice 1,316 1,322 2,331 335.00 388.50 388.50
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,380 1,441 437.00 503.00 525.00
Scarborough 1,070 1,081 420.00 442.50 442.50
Skipton 920 937 5,439 361.00 415.00 415.00
York 1,995 1,980 511.50 552.50 572.20
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,818 1,791 360.00 443.00 443.00
Doncaster 2,574 2,292 397.00 416.00 416.00
Rotherham 1,894 1,853 383.00 416.00 416.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,533 1,384 10,535 370.00 420.00 420.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,633 1,483 380.00 420.00 420.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,947 1,732 370.00 420.00 420.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,164 1,067 359.50 395.50 395.50
Dewsbury Moor 1,356 1,300 350.00 396.00 396.00
Halifax 1,634 1,646 364.50 382.00 382.00
Huddersfield 1,662 1,605 350.00 396.00 396.00
Keighley 434 460 359.50 395.50 395.50
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,350 1,68 15,574 440.50 464.00 464.00
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,134 2,073 440.50 464.00 464.00
Pontefract 1,700 1,702 399.50 438.00 438.00
Rawdon 1,837 1,863 440.50 464.00 464.00
Shipley 1,391 1,349 359.50 395.50 395.50
Wakefield 1,209 1,141 399.50 438.00 438.00
SCOTLAND (25)
Aberdeen 2,385 2,422 410.00 420.00 420.00
Ayr 1,348 1,245 373.00 386.00 386.00
Cardross 565 552 386.50 400.00 400.00
Clydebank 1,696 1,659 390.00 410.00 410.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 435 607 458.00 515.00 578.00
(Opened March 2005)
Dundee 1,636 1,466 454.00 490.00 490.00
Dunfermline 820 788 360.00 410.00 410.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,920 2,784 405.00 510.00 510.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 748 682 450.00 490.00 490.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 2,147 2,016 450.00 490.00 490.00
Falkirk 2,206 2,175 271.00 273.00 312.00
Friockheim 645 603 33,946 454.00 490.00 490.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 956 943 310.00 310.00 310.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 3,440 3,133 311.00 321.00 321.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 2,346 2,364 311.00 321.00 321.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,567 1,531 325.00 385.00 385.00
Greenock 992 937 339.90 362.00 362.00
Holytown 1,010 1,070 312.00 327.00 327.00
Inverness 710 774 **375.00 386.00 417.00
Irvine 1,235 1,162 346.00 375.00 375.00
Kirkcaldy 1,702 1,740 360.00 410.00 410.00
Moray 409 417 445.00 485.00 530.00
Paisley 1,466 1,475 375.00 380.00 440.00
Perth 1,070 1,120 390.00 414.40 429.40
South Lanarkshire 0 281 318.00 326.00 326.00
WALES (13)
Aberdare 1,275 1,156 285.00 325.00 325.00
Aberystwyth 503 528 375.00 400.00 400.00
Bangor 998 986 253.50 318.30 328.30
Bridgend 1,782 1,790 288.10 298.30 314.65
Cardiff 2,469 2,407 339.00 356.00 356.00
Colwyn Bay 1,765 1,798 363.00 375.00 375.00
Gwent 2,667 2,629 19,880 267.00 280.00 280.00
Llanelli 890 949 360.00 400.00 400.00
Margam 1,352 1,386 280.00 305.00 305.00
Narberth 1,334 1,263 350.00 400.00 400.00
Pontypridd 1,406 1,279 360.00 313.00 361.0
Swansea 2,088 2,083 320.00 375.00 375.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,653 1,626 368.00 377.00 377.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 324 291 151.00 151.00 151.00
Jersey 526 512 803 238.00 262.00 262.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,398 2,361 2,361 164.00 172.00 **235.00
TOTALS 424,684 416,881 416,881
2006 average cremation fee £362.74
2007 average cremation fee £400.00
2006 average total crematorium charge £369.12
2007 average total crematorium charge £408.90