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2009 Cremation Facts & Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2009. All figures are accurate as of Januray 2010

  • Cremation rate in 2009 was 73.33%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2009 was Portchester with 4,087
  • There were 413,431 cremations in the UK in 2009 across 257 crematoriums. Each Crematorium had an average of 1,609 cremations in 2009
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2009 was Harrogate (£623) and the cheapest was Belfast (£189)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2009 was £505.62

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2009

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2008 1st jan-31st jan 2009 county total April 2009 fee April 2010 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,624 1,609 3,441 476.00 490.00 528.00
Luton 1,846 1,832 525.00 545.00 670.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,575 1,624 560.00 588.00 628.00
Reading 1,619 1,649 5,676 450.00 500.00 500.00
Slough 1,489 1,536 520.00 545.00 545.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 863 867 465.00 500.00 500.00
BRISTOL (4)
Bristol (Arno’s Vale) 0 0 CLOSED 1998
Bristol (Canford) 1,625 1,725 505.00 525.00 525.00
Bristol (South) 1,805 1,815 5,516 505.00 525.00 525.00
Westerleigh 2,033 1,976 525.00 560.00 560.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,030 3,056 420.00 450.00 482.00
Milton Keynes 1,645 1,676 4,732 457.00 457.00 457.00
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (2)
Cambridge 2,620 2,680 517.00 527.00 527.00
Peterborough 2,350 2,284 4,964 454.00 505.00 505.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,801 1,776 404.00 410.00 410.00
Crewe 1,259 1,320 434.00 434.00 444.00
Macclesfield 1,629 1,564 7,142 465.00 477.00 477.00
Warrington 2,042 1,899 421.00 418.00 418.00
Widnes 593 583 435.00 450.00 482.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 854 848 490.00 509.00 509.00
Middlesbrough 3,708 3,521 4,369 464.00 526.00 526.00
CORNWALL (2)
Bodmin 1,382 1,441 505.00 548.00 548.00
Truro 2,511 2,549 3,990 367.50 386.00 393.50
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 972 915 352.00 359.00 359.00
Carlisle 1,398 1,414 3,191 509.66 521.00 521.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 829 862 581.00 591.00 591.00
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,071 1,916 433.50 459.35 500.35
Derby 2,882 2,838 4,754 440.00 460.00 460.00
DEVON (5)
Barnstaple 1,338 1,342 515.00 530.00 530.00
Exeter 3,233 3,014 575.00 618.00 618.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,276 1,179 9,620 495.00 510.00 535.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,363 1,491 495.00 510.00 535.00
Torquay 2,587 2,594 535.00 575.00 575.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,399 3,146 452.00 477.00 477.00
Poole 2,357 2,296 6,671 473.00 503.00 526.00
Weymouth 1,238 1,229 515.00 540.00 575.00
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,854 1,780 525.50 570.50 570.50
Durham 2,392 2,255 5,594 440.00 470.00 500.00
Mountsett 1,215 1,288 390.00 470.00 470.00
Wear Valley (Opened March 2009) 0 271 535.00 535.00 569.00
ESSEX (9)
Basildon 1,885 1,750 485.00 510.00 510.00
Braintree (Opened April 2009) 0 353 550.00 550.00 586.00
Chelmsford 2,549 2,249 458.00 504.00 504.00
Colchester 1,516 1,379 471.00 485.00 485.00
Harlow 1,625 1,580 15,358 443.00 500.00 500.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,186 1,240 470.00 500.00 500.00
Southend-on-Sea 2,323 1,848 483.00 505.00 535.00
South Essex 3,502 3,379 480.00 504.00 504.00
Weeley 1,611 1,580 474.50 484.50 484.50
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,946 1,959 483.65 555.00 617.00
Forest of Dean 810 790 4,289 495.00 535.00 535.00
Gloucester 1,632 1,540 586.00 586.00 586.00
HAMPSHIRE (5)
Aldershot 1,619 1,525 580.00 590.00 590.00
Basingstoke 1,616 1,658 10,431 515.00 558.00 558.00
Eastleigh (Opened December 2009) 0 19 0.00 525.00 525.00
Portchester 4,117 4,087 446.00 457.00 506.00
Southampton 3,465 3,142 600.00 600.00 600.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,364 1,374 1,374 438.00 447.00 447.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 2,152 2,094 600.00 640.00 640.00
West Hertfordshire 2,997 2,854 4,948 460.00 470.00 470.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 537 557 557 604.00 585.00 585.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,399 1,332 1,332 497.00 543.00 565.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,297 2,271 484.00 513.50 563.50
Charing 1,281 1,281 484.00 513.50 563.50
Folkestone 622 631 500.00 543.00 543.00
Maidstone 1,460 1,294 12,893 516.50 546.50 554.00
Margate 1,555 1,669 464.00 495.00 525.00
Medway 2,718 2,839 440.00 470.00 500.00
Sittingbourne 819 936 540.00 545.00 545.00
Tunbridge Wells 2,049 1,972 468.50 478.00 516.50
LANCASHIRE (9)
Accrington 956 955 350.00 357.00 357.00
Blackburn 1,192 1,227 462.00 480.00 480.00
Blackpool 1,975 1,966 420.00 455.00 455.00
Burnley 1,515 1,554 11,753 438.00 464.00 464.00
Bury 825 843 535.00 560.00 560.00
Chorley 860 88 535.00 560.00 560.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,837 1,768 530.00 573.00 573.00
Lytham St Annes 1,327 1,256 400.00 440.00 440.00
Preston 1,390 1,297 410.00 450.00 450.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,251 3,152 480.00 490.00 520.00
Loughborough 1,730 1,563 4,715 520.00 563.00 563.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (6)
Alford 748 846 390.00 415.00 465.00
Boston 1,372 1,418 417.00 430.00 430.00
Grantham 1,116 1,034 8,026 480.00 523.00 523.00
Great Grimsby 1,693 1,522 456.50 456.50 497.35
Lincoln 1,682 1,714 495.00 510.00 510.00
Scunthorpe 1,503 1,492 492.00 522.00 562.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,977 1,979 575.00 618.00 618.00
Croydon 1,789 1,720 559.00 576.00 576.00
Eltham 4,000 3,317 500.00 530.00 530.00
Enfield 2,253 2,097 510.00 535.00 535.00
Golders Green 1,464 1,422 554.00 559.00 559.00
Hendon 1,113 1,212 420.00 516.00 516.00
Honor Oak 1,201 1,103 446.00 446.00 497.70
Islington 888 861 470.00 470.00 515.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 773 787 450.00 455.00 455.00
Lambeth 735 825 340.00 340.00 340.00
Lewisham 1,512 1,741 425.00 475.00 535.00
London (City of) 2,504 2,567 34,727 498.00 515.00 515.00
London (East) 594 570 475.00 508.00 508.00
London (South) 1,083 913 545.00 588.00 588.00
London (West) 957 1,036 495.00 545.00 545.00
Manor Park 440 390 485.00 505.00 505.00
Mortlake 2,398 2,492 340.00 370.00 370.00
New Southgate 841 832 500.00 535.00 565.00
North East Surrey 1,603 1,620 415.00 425.00 425.00
Putney Vale 1,202 1,051 450.00 455.00 455.00
Ruislip 3,236 3,008 495.00 495.00 495.00
St Marylebone 555 529 504.00 509.00 509.00
South West Middlesex 2,165 2,066 450.00 490.00 515.00
West Norwood 409 589 340.00 340.00 340.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (13)
Altrincham 1,671 1,659 405.00 423.50 423.50
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 855 825 450.00 495.00 495.00
Bolton 2,410 2,334 450.00 465.00 465.00
Dukinfield 2,036 1,921 451.00 474.00 474.00
Eccles 790 772 461.50 471.50 471.50
Manchester (Blackley) 1,017 964 475.00 475.00 475.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,116 2,064 460.00 475.00 475.00
Middleton 343 352 17,966 420.00 440.00 440.00
Oldham 1,564 1,556 422.00 460.00 460.00
Rochdale 1,248 1,219 420.00 440.00 440.00
Salford 1,069 1,016 461.50 471.50 471.50
Stockport 2,299 2,228 485.00 525.00 555.00
Wigan 1,147 1,056 385.00 420.00 470.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,996 2,965 516.00 531.00 531.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,846 1,722 455.00 493.00 493.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,233 2,117 12,013 455.00 493.00 493.00
St Helens 2,098 2,055 393.50 393.50 393.50
Southport 1,727 1,668 451.50 470.00 478.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,526 1,486 452.00 470.00 478.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,869 1,784 491.00 491.00 540.98
King’s Lynn 1,981 1,908 498.00 510.00 530.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,565 1,596 7,713 535.00 578.00 578.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,384 2,425 485.00 578.00 578.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,424 2,466 464.00 531.00 544.00
Northampton 1,775 1,725 4,191 565.00 608.00 608.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,502 1,422 1,422 388.00 407.00 407.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,741 2,930 423.00 436.00 436.00
Mansfield 2,725 2,649 8,546 322.50 343.50 379.50
Nottingham 2,066 2,038 377.00 406.00 414.00
Sherwood Forest 981 929 535.00 569.00 608.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 832 834 515.00 520.00 520.00
Oxford 2,444 2,394 3,228 574.00 608.00 608.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,774 1,735 423.00 465.50 465.50
Telford 1,060 1,157 2,892 456.00 480.00 480.00
SOMERSET (4)
Bath 1,997 1,874 525.00 550.00 550.00
Taunton 2,264 2,414 536.00 550.00 550.00
Weston Super Mare 1,672 1,496 7,472 495.00 560.00 560.00
Yeovil 1,641 1,688 461.00 480.00 480.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,397 1,390 435.00 444.00 479.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,416 1,282 480.00 480.00 480.00
Stafford 1,644 1 1,668 6,432 442.00 455.00 455.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,097 2,092 460.00 485.00 485.00
SUFFOLK (2)
Bury St Edmunds 2,040 1,988 525.00 560.00 560.00
Ipswich 2,394 2,304 4,292 442.00 515.55 528.95
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,629 1,596 450.00 459.00 459.00
Leatherhead 2,231 2,211 5,288 575.00 618.00 618.00
Woking 1,569 1,481 560.00 565.00 600.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 1,332 992 410.00 410.00 410.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 1,782 2,029 356.00 365.00 405.00
Eastbourne 2,594 2,547 6,937 465.00 510.00 510.00
Hastings 1,344 1,369 439.50 479.00 479.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,305 2,235 575.00 618.00 618.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,090 2,961 8,160 575.00 618.00 618.00
Worthing 3,062 2,964 500.00 516.50 516.50
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 561 792 482.50 513.00 513.00
Gateshead 1,263 835 482.50 513.00 513.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,985 2,807 439.00 439.00 439.00
South Shields 1,418 1,371 9,955 458.00 515.50 515.50
Sunderland 2,463 2,318 467.00 476.00 476.00
Tynemouth 1,034 942 391.00 410.00 410.00
Whitley Bay 929 890 391.00 410.00 410.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 643 647 455.00 475.00 475.00
Leamington Spa 1,922 1,817 4,396 437.00 508.00 508.00
Nuneaton 1,930 1,932 570.00 613.00 613.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,959 1,905 449.00 458.00 458.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 965 907 530.00 530.00 530.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,086 2,075 449.00 458.00 458.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,311 1,178 449.00 458.00 458.00
Coventry 2,570 2,454 488.00 504.00 504.00
Dudley 1,686 1,608 20,585 475.00 503.00 503.00
Rowley Regis 941 856 504.00 514.00 514.00
Solihull 1,953 1,890 455.00 475.00 475.00
Stourbridge 1,707 1,729 475.00 503.00 503.00
Walsall 1,922 1,794 519.00 532.00 532.00
West Bromwich 1,773 1,781 504.00 514.00 514.00
Wolverhampton 2,531 2,408 492.00 522.00 522.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,509 1,491 480.00 495.00 495.00
Swindon 1,907 1,884 4,978 462.00 626.00 626.00
West Wiltshire 1,650 1,603 500.00 535.00 535.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (2)
Redditch 1,279 1,252 440.00 450.00 480.00
Worcester 2,013 1,991 3,243 463.00 463.00 508.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,096 1,115 465.00 489.50 489.50
Haltemprice 1,360 1,351 4,581 438.00 458.00 458.00
Hull 2,103 2,115 455.00 457.00 457.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,445 1,422 623.00 649.00 674.00
Scarborough 1,052 1,047 484.50 539.50 539.50
Skipton 897 860 5,332 464.00 490.00 490.00
York 2,036 2,003 618.00 637.00 659.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,828 1,750 454.00 454.00 454.00
Doncaster 2,248 2,337 471.00 516.00 561.00
Rotherham 1,848 1,881 515.00 550.00 550.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,392 1,299 10,677 470.00 490.00 490.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,669 1,651 501.50 536.50 536.50
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,761 1,759 470.00 490.00 490.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,131 1,083 518.00 527.00 527.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,374 1,278 500.00 520.00 520.00
Halifax 1,635 1,683 474.00 499.00 499.00
Huddersfield 1,718 1,721 500.00 520.00 520.00
Keighley 530 458 478.00 527.00 527.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,414 1,282 15,366 541.50 578.50 578.50
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,054 2,016 541.50 578.50 578.50
Pontefract 1,831 1,735 518.00 518.00 518.00
Rawdon 1,875 1,791 541.50 578.50 578.50
Shipley 1,283 1,208 518.00 527.00 527.00
Wakefield 1,204 1,111 518.00 518.00 518.00
SCOTLAND (25)
Aberdeen 2,498 2,313 500.00 535.00 560.00
Ayr 1,258 1,276 416.00 436.00 436.00
Cardross 576 535 438.00 447.00 447.00
Clydebank 1,668 1,521 470.00 495.00 495.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 610 664 497.50 520.00 550.00
Dundee 1,614 1,558 605.00 648.00 648.00
Dunfermline 855 831 460.00 485.00 485.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,897 3,016 551.00 579.00 579.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 752 762 565.00 565.00 565.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 1,925 1,871 565.00 565.00 565.00
Falkirk 2,208 2,069 330.00 416.00 416.00
Friockheim 720 698 34,075 585.00 648.00 648.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 927 880 455.00 498.00 523.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,621 2,392 341.00 348.00 348.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,985 1,946 341.00 348.00 348.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,582 1,514 465.00 495.00 495.00
Greenock 983 926 386.00 397.60 397.60
Holytown 1,210 1,209 430.00 473.00 473.00
Inverness 788 797 412.00 422.00 457.00
Irvine 1,278 1,257 485.00 528.00 528.00
Kirkcaldy 1,729 1,810 460.00 485.00 485.00
Moray 437 426 565.00 608.00 653.00
Paisley 1,481 1,425 440.00 450.00 510.00
Perth 1,086 1,099 457.00 480.00 497.50
South Lanarkshire 1,214 1,280 381.00 392.45 392.45
WALES (13)
Aberdare 1,241 1,156 390.00 425.00 425.00
Aberystwyth 531 544 460.00 495.00 495.00
Bangor 1,041 1,062 363.00 382.30 394.30
Bridgend 1,767 1,807 386.25 425.00 442.80
Cardiff 2,581 2,578 405.00 432.00 432.00
Colwyn Bay 1,848 1,715 400.00 430.00 430.00
Gwent 2,755 2,707 20,307 366.00 440.00 440.00
Llanelli 993 997 460.00 480.00 480.00
Margam 1,426 1,367 363.00 385.00 385.00
Narberth 1,353 1,309 425.00 439.00 439.00
Pontypridd 1,312 1,265 382.00 420.00 482.00
Swansea 2,033 2,082 425.00 435.00 459.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,700 1,718 427.00 455.00 455.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 298 317 460.00 471.00 471.00
Jersey 536 535 852 317.00 535.00 535.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,605 2,469 2,469 189.00 198.00 270.00
TOTALS 422,853 413,431
2009 average cremation fee £471.31
2010 average cremation fee £496.83
2009 average total crematorium charge £479.80
2010 average total crematorium charge £505.62