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2010 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2010. All figures are accurate as of January 2011.

  • Cremation rate in 2010 was 73.15%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2010 was Portchester with 3,851
  • There were 413,780 cremations in the UK in 2010 across 260 crematoriums.
    Each Crematorium had an average of 1,591 cremations in 2010
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2010 was Harrogate (£649) and the cheapest was Belfast (£198)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2010 was £545.86

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2010

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2009 1st jan-31st jan 2010 county total April 2010 fee April 2011 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,609 1,588 490.00 525.00 565.50
Luton 1,832 1,772 3,360 545.00 575.00 575.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,624 1,621 588.00 609.00 609.00
Reading 1,649 1,638 500.00 560.00 560.00
Slough 1,536 1,481 545.00 575.00 575.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 867 873 5,613 500.00 555.00 555.00
BRISTOL (3)
Bristol (Canford) 1,725 1,638 525.00 573.00 573.00
Bristol (South) 1,815 1,818 525.00 573.00 573.00
Westerleigh 1,976 2,074 5,530 560.00 595.00 640.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,056 3,050 450.00 470.00 504.00
Milton Keynes 1,676 1,654 4,704 457.00 610.00 610.00
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (3)
Cambridge 2,680 2,587 527.00 565.00 565.00
March (Opened August 2010) 201 550.00 550.00
Peterborough 2,284 2,245 5,033 505.00 578.00 578.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,776 1,769 410.00 420.00 420.00
Crewe 1,320 1,319 434.00 530.00 550.00
Macclesfield 1,564 1,516 477.00 525.00 525.00
Warrington 1,899 1,949 418.00 492.00 492.00
Widnes 583 535 7,088 450.00 500.00 500.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 848 784 509.00 599.00 599.00
Middlesbrough 3,521 3,534 4,318 526.00 571.00 571.00
CORNWALL (3)
Bodmin 1,441 1,380 548.00 595.00 595.00
Camborne (Opened Dec 2010) 47 475.00 475.00
Truro 2,549 2,551 3,978 386.00 450.50 458.50
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 915 966 359.00 359.00 359.00
Carlisle 1,414 1,453 521.00 600.00 600.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 862 905 3,324 591.00 650.00 650.00
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 1,916 2,084 459.35 479.35 521.35
Derby 2,838 2,902 4,986 460.00 510.00 510.00
DEVON (5)
Barnstaple 1,342 1,290 530.00 548.50 568.50
Exeter 3,014 3,018 618.00 670.00 670.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,179 1,118 510.00 660.00 685.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,491 1,549 510.00 660.00 685.00
Torquay 2,594 2,562 9,537 575.00 615.00 615.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,146 3,420 477.00 541.00 541.00
Poole 2,296 2,035 503.00 598.00 604.00
Weymouth 1,229 1,229 6,684 540.00 570.00 605.00
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,780 1,681 570.50 621.00 621.00
Durham 2,255 2,276 470.00 480.00 510.00
Mountsett 1,288 1,113 470.00 480.00 480.00
Wear Valley (Opened March 2009) 271 357 5,427 535.00 535.00 569.00
ESSEX (9)
Basildon 1,750 1,892 510.00 545.00 545.00
Braintree (Opened April 2009) 353 685 550.00 595.00 595.00
Chelmsford 2,249 2,202 504.00 519.00 519.00
Colchester 1,379 1,304 485.00 510.00 510.00
Harlow 1,580 1,586 500.00 525.00 525.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,240 1,146 500.00 540.00 540.00
Southend-on-Sea * 2,287 2,381 535.00 545.00 593.00
South Essex 3,379 3,239 504.00 512.00 512.00
Weeley 1,580 1,551 15,986 484.50 594.00 594.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,959 1,935 555.00 570.00 570.00
Gloucester (Coney Hill) 1,540 1,486 521.70 561.50 591.59
Gloucester (Forest of Dean) 790 782 4,203 535.00 565.00 565.00
HAMPSHIRE (5)
Adershot 1,525 1,568 590.00 650.00 650.00
Basingstoke 1,658 1,660 558.00 605.00 605.00
Portchester 4,087 3,851 457.00 488.00 539.00
Southampton 3,142 2,396 600.00 600.00 600.00
Southampton (Wessex Vale) 19 1,075 10,550 525.00 565.00 565.00
(Opened Dec 2009)
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,374 1,443 1,443 447.00 456.00 456.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 2,094 2,233 640.00 675.00 675.00
West Hertfordshire 2,854 2,746 4,979 470.00 484.00 484.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 557 557 557 585.00 625.50 625.50
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,332 1,413 1,413 543.00 543.00 574.20
KENT (8)
Barham 2,271 2,227 513.50 570.00 600.00
Charing 1,281 1,265 513.50 570.00 600.00
Folkestone 631 628 543.00 590.00 590.00
Maidstone 1,294 1,536 546.50 565.00 600.00
Margate 1,669 1,491 495.00 560.00 590.00
Medway 2,839 2,825 470.00 495.00 525.00
Sittingbourne 936 971 545.00 585.00 585.00
Tunbridge Wells 1,972 2,097 13,040 478.00 493.50 533.00
LANCASHIRE (8)
Accrington 955 924 357.00 420.00 420.00
Blackburn 1,227 1,167 480.00 572.00 572.00
Blackpool 1,966 2,014 455.00 480.00 480.00
Burnley 1,554 1,426 464.00 533.00 533.00
Chorley 887 973 560.00 605.00 605.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,768 1,769 573.00 620.00 620.00
Lytham St Annes 1,256 1,195 440.00 455.00 455.00
Preston 1,297 1,326 10,794 450.00 550.00 550.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,152 3,186 490.00 613.00 643.00
Loughborough 1,563 1,650 4,836 563.00 610.00 610.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (6)
Alford 846 889 415.00 440.00 480.00
Boston 1,418 1,281 430.00 440.00 440.00
Grantham 1,034 1,038 523.00 565.00 565.00
Great Grimsby 1,522 1,559 456.50 500.50 544.50
Lincoln 1,714 1,656 510.00 530.00 530.00
Scunthorpe 1,492 1,386 7,809 522.00 590.10 631.10
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,979 1,899 618.00 670.00 670.00
Croydon 1,720 1,776 576.00 606.00 606.00
Eltham 3,317 3,264 530.00 555.00 555.00
Enfield 2,097 2,051 535.00 565.00 565.00
Golders Green 1,422 1,558 559.00 559.00 559.00
Hendon 1,212 1,150 516.00 559.00 559.00
Honor Oak 1,103 1,118 446.00 446.00 446.00
Islington 861 808 470.00 510.00 555.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 787 766 455.00 485.00 485.00
Lambeth 825 786 340.00 480.00 480.00
Lewisham 1,741 1,623 475.00 535.00 595.00
London (City of) 2,567 2,504 515.00 550.00 550.00
London (East) 570 558 508.00 530.00 530.00
London (South) 913 1,004 588.00 635.00 635.00
London (West) 1,036 991 545.00 545.00 545.00
Manor Park 390 336 505.00 525.00 525.00
Mortlake 2,492 2,375 370.00 430.00 430.00
New Southgate 832 775 535.00 595.00 595.00
North East Surrey 1,620 1,679 425.00 435.00 435.00
Putney Vale 1,051 1,078 455.00 480.00 480.00
Ruislip 3,008 3,020 495.00 520.00 520.00
St Marylebone 529 540 509.00 509.00 509.00
South West Middlesex 2,066 1,976 490.00 490.00 565.00
West Norwood 589 543 34,178 340.00 480.00 480.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (14)
Altrincham 1,659 1,738 423.50 475.00 475.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 825 898 495.00 535.00 535.00
Bolton 2,334 2,133 465.00 495.00 535.00
Bury 843 945 560.00 605.00 605.00
Dukinfield 1,921 1,953 474.00 497.00 497.00
Eccles 772 738 471.50 517.00 517.00
Manchester (Blackley) 964 1,047 475.00 505.00 505.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,064 2,016 475.00 485.00 485.00
Middleton 352 336 440.00 440.00 440.00
Oldham 1,556 1,485 460.00 550.00 550.00
Rochdale 1,219 1,206 440.00 440.00 440.00
Salford 1,016 960 471.50 517.00 517.00
Stockport 2,228 2,252 525.00 548.00 548.00
Wigan 1,056 1,108 18,815 420.00 450.00 510.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,965 2,928 531.00 547.00 547.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,722 1,887 493.00 649.00 649.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,117 2,194 493.00 649.00 649.00
St Helens 2,055 2,079 393.50 416.50 416.50
Southport 1,668 1,682 470.00 501.00 510.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,486 1,474 12,244 470.00 501.00 510.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,784 1,862 491.00 491.00 538.00
King’s Lynn 1,908 2,033 510.00 535.00 556.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,596 1,583 578.00 625.00 625.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,425 2,301 7,779 578.00 625.00 625.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,466 2,393 531.00 591.00 591.00
Northampton 1,725 1,819 4,212 608.00 660.00 671.42
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,422 1,417 1,417 407.00 580.00 580.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,930 2,685 436.00 449.00 449.00
Mansfield 2,649 2,664 343.50 393.50 429.50
Nottingham 2,038 2,019 406.00 405.00 455.00
Sherwood Forest 929 957 8,325 569.00 614.00 653.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 834 843 520.00 629.00 629.00
Oxford 2,394 2,418 3,261 608.00 660.00 660.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,735 1,754 465.50 532.80 532.80
Telford 1,157 1,212 2,966 480.00 535.00 535.00
SOMERSET (5)
Bath 1,874 1,864 550.00 565.00 565.00
Mendip (Opened March 2011) 550.00 550.00
Taunton 2,414 2,319 550.00 570.00 570.00
Weston-super-Mare 1,496 1,582 560.00 595.00 595.00
Yeovil 1,688 1,659 7,424 480.00 490.00 490.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,390 1,432 444.00 466.00 503.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,282 1,281 480.00 500.00 500.00
Stafford 1,668 1,669 455.00 477.50 477.50
Stoke-on-Trent 2,092 1,919 6,301 485.00 510.00 510.00
SUFFOLK (3)
Bury St Edmunds 1,988 1,961 560.00 595.00 595.00
Ipswich 2,304 2,215 515.55 566.00 566.00
Nacton (Opened Nov 2010) 132 4,308 565.00 605.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,596 1,559 459.00 504.00 544.00
Leatherhead 2,211 2,196 618.00 670.00 670.00
Woking 1,481 1,549 5,304 565.00 625.00 625.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 992 855 410.00 410.00 410.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,029 2,161 365.00 373.00 415.00
Eastbourne 2,547 2,697 510.00 530.00 530.00
Hastings 1,369 1,271 6,984 479.00 517.00 517.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,235 2,206 618.00 670.00 670.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 2,961 2,966 618.00 670.00 670.00
Worthing 2,964 2,956 8,128 516.50 561.00 561.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 792 488 513.00 564.30 564.30
Gateshead 835 1,141 513.00 564.30 564.30
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,807 2,762 439.00 568.00 568.00
South Shields 1,371 1,354 515.50 623.00 623.00
Sunderland 2,318 2,306 476.00 499.00 499.00
Tynemouth 942 1,043 410.00 471.50 471.50
Whitley Bay 890 855 9,949 410.00 471.50 471.50
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 647 747 475.00 500.00 500.00
Leamington Spa 1,817 1,734 508.00 525.00 525.00
Nuneaton 1,932 1,996 4,477 613.00 665.00 665.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,905 1,921 458.00 519.00 554.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 907 900 530.00 575.00 575.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,075 2,105 458.00 519.00 519.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,178 1,232 458.00 519.00 519.00
Coventry 2,454 2,295 504.00 534.00 534.00
Dudley 1,608 1,683 503.00 540.00 540.00
Rowley Regis 856 925 514.00 527.00 527.00
Solihull 1,890 1,837 475.00 500.00 500.00
Stourbridge 1,729 1,683 503.00 540.00 540.00
Walsall 1,794 1,908 532.00 556.00 556.00
West Bromwich 1,781 1,832 514.00 527.00 527.00
Wolverhampton 2,408 2,240 20,561 522.00 522.00 522.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,491 1,498 495.00 595.00 595.00
Swindon 1,884 1,847 626.00 695.00 695.00
West Wiltshire 1,603 1,678 5,023 535.00 575.00 575.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (2)
Redditch 1,252 1,229 450.00 475.00 505.00
Worcester 1,991 2,021 3,250 463.00 504.00 504.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,115 1,080 489.50 529.00 529.00
Haltemprice 1,351 1,424 458.00 488.00 488.00
Hull 2,115 2,061 4,565 457.00 477.00 477.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,422 1,434 649.00 672.00 698.00
Scarborough 1,047 1,050 539.50 548.50 548.50
Skipton 860 927 490.00 515.00 515.00
York 2,003 2,092 5,503 637.00 665.00 688.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,750 1,811 454.00 510.00 510.00
Doncaster 2,337 2,293 516.00 545.50 545.50
Rotherham 1,881 1,821 550.00 613.50 613.50
Sheffield (City Road) 1,299 1,277 490.00 521.00 521.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,651 1,676 536.50 561.50 561.50
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,759 1,786 10,664 490.00 521.00 521.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,083 1,017 527.00 554.00 554.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,278 1,238 520.00 556.00 556.00
Halifax 1,683 1,445 499.00 547.00 547.00
Huddersfield 1,721 1,786 520.00 556.00 556.00
Keighley 458 457 527.00 554.00 554.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,282 1,355 578.50 607.50 607.50
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,016 1,994 578.50 607.50 607.50
Pontefract 1,735 1,774 518.00 548.00 548.00
Rawdon 1,791 1,786 578.50 607.50 607.50
Shipley 1,208 1,269 527.00 554.00 554.00
Wakefield 1,111 1,130 15,251 518.00 548.00 548.00
SCOTLAND (26)
Aberdeen 2,313 2,390 535.00 546.00 576.00
Ayr 1,276 1,269 436.00 507.00 507.00
Cardross 535 569 447.00 464.80 464.80
Clydebank 1,521 1,504 495.00 507.00 507.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 664 717 520.00 595.00 595.00
Dundee 1,558 1,567 648.00 700.00 700.00
Dunfermline 831 835 485.00 545.00 545.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 3,016 2,811 579.00 579.00 579.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 762 804 565.00 565.00 565.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 1,871 1,822 565.00 565.00 565.00
Falkirk 2,069 1,954 416.00 416.00 416.00
Friockheim 698 753 648.00 700.00 700.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 880 883 498.00 520.00 545.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,392 2,298 348.00 526.00 526.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,946 1,815 348.00 526.00 526.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,514 1,488 495.00 525.00 525.00
Greenock 926 1,007 397.60 407.50 407.50
Holytown 1,209 1,197 473.00 510.00 510.00
Inverness 797 861 422.00 511.00 553.00
Irvine 1,257 1,184 528.00 570.00 570.00
Kirkcaldy 1,810 1,735 485.00 545.00 545.00
Livingston (Opened April 2010) 394 565.00 565.00
Moray 426 470 608.00 660.00 707.00
Paisley 1,425 1,398 450.00 475.00 505.00
Perth 1,099 1,048 480.00 505.00 505.00
South Lanarkshire 1,280 1,277 34,050 392.45 451.80 451.80
WALES (13)
Aberdare 1,156 1,179 425.00 460.00 460.00
Aberystwyth 544 585 495.00 535.00 535.00
Bangor 1,062 1,065 382.30 384.82 384.82
Bridgend 1,807 1,802 425.00 450.00 468.30
Cardiff 2,578 2,514 432.00 472.00 472.00
Colwyn Bay 1,715 1,758 430.00 463.00 463.00
Gwent 2,707 2,686 440.00 462.00 462.00
Llanelli 997 967 480.00 510.00 510.00
Margam 1,367 1,334 385.00 423.00 423.00
Narberth 1,309 1,313 439.00 461.50 461.50
Pontypridd 1,265 1,278 420.00 462.00 462.00
Swansea 2,082 1,909 435.00 455.00 479.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,718 1,655 20,045 455.00 466.00 466.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 317 313 471.00 482.00 519.00
Jersey 535 559 872 535.00 546.00 546.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,469 2,732 2,732 198.00 198.00 272.00
TOTALS 413,870 413,780
2010 average cremation fee £496.83
2011 average cremation fee £538.28
2010 average total crematorium charge £505.62
2011 average total crematorium charge £545.86