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2011 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2011. All information is correct as of January 2012

  • Cremation rate in 2011 was 74.40%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2011 was Portchester with 4,015
  • There were 413,845 cremations in the UK in 2011 across 265 crematoriums. Each Crematorium had an average of 1,562 cremations in 2011
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2011 was Dundee (£700) and the cheapest was Belfast (£198)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2011 was £584.72

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2011

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2010 1st jan-31st jan 2011 county total April 2011 fee April 2012 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,588 1,534 525.00 567.00 611.00
Luton 1,772 1,774 3,308 575.00 640.00 640.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,621 1,681 609.00 688.00 688.00
Reading 1,638 1,569 560.00 589.00 589.00
Slough 1,481 1,499 575.00 610.00 610.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 873 1,035 5,784 555.00 610.00 610.00
BRISTOL (3)
Bristol (Canford) 1,638 1,614 573.00 584.00 584.00
Bristol (South) 1,818 1,897 573.00 584.00 584.00
Westerleigh 2,074 2,070 5,581 595.00 625.00 670.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,050 3,061 470.00 490.00 525.00
Milton Keynes 1,654 1,676 4,737 610.00 672.00 702.24
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (3)
Cambridge 2,587 2,418 565.00 597.50 680.50
March (Fenland) 201 616 550.00 600.00 600.00
Peterborough 2,245 2,085 5,119 578.00 609.00 609.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,769 1,910 420.00 467.00 467.00
Crewe 1,319 1,295 530.00 572.50 602.50
Macclesfield 1,516 1,242 525.00 572.50 602.50
Warrington 1,949 1,891 492.00 495.00 495.00
Widnes 535 591 6,929 500.00 550.00 550.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 784 797 599.00 610.00 610.00
Middlesbrough 3,534 3,523 4,320 571.00 602.50 602.50
CORNWALL (3)
Bodmin 1,380 1,430 595.00 645.00 645.00
Camborne (Opened Dec 2010) 47 847 475.00 515.00 515.00
Truro 2,551 1,578 3,855 450.50 488.00 513.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 966 983 359.00 670.00 670.00
Carlisle 1,453 1,383 600.00 630.00 650.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 905 916 3,282 650.00 694.00 694.00
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,084 2,054 479.35 493.35 535.35
Derby 2,902 2,727 4,781 510.00 560.00 560.00
DEVON (6)
Barnstaple 1,290 1,380 548.50 548.50 548.50
Exeter 3,018 2,457 670.00 685.00 685.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,118 1,105 660.00 694.00 719.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,549 1,570 660.00 694.00 719.00
Torquay 2,562 2,363 615.00 675.00 675.00
Whimple (Opened April 2011) 739 9,614 650.00 675.00 675.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,420 3,175 541.00 541.00 541.00
Poole 2,035 2,307 598.00 643.00 643.00
Weymouth 1,229 1,166 6,648 570.00 594.00 600.00
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,681 1,666 621.00 639.00 639.00
Durham 2,276 2,168 480.00 500.00 530.00
Mountsett 1,113 1,271 480.00 500.00 500.00
Wear Valley 357 444 5,549 535.00 535.00 569.00
ESSEX (9)
Basildon 1,892 1,919 545.00 595.00 595.00
Braintree 685 764 595.00 645.00 687.00
Chelmsford 2,202 2,056 519.00 540.00 540.00
Colchester 1,304 1,215 510.00 545.00 545.00
Harlow 1,586 1,623 525.00 575.00 575.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,146 1,183 540.00 595.00 595.00
Southend-on-Sea 2,381 2,236 545.00 560.00 610.00
South Essex 3,239 3,253 512.00 570.00 570.00
Weeley 1,551 1,665 15,914 594.00 605.00 605.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,935 1,834 570.00 585.00 585.00
Gloucester (Coney Hill) 1,486 1,563 561.50 617.26 689.50
Gloucester (Forest of Dean) 782 853 4,250 565.00 620.00 620.00
HAMPSHIRE (5)
Aldershot 1,568 1,515 650.00 710.00 710.00
Basingstoke 1,660 1,659 605.00 655.00 655.00
Portchester 3,851 4,015 488.00 500.00 551.00
Southampton 2,396 2,283 600.00 605.00 605.00
Southampton (Wessex Vale) 1,075 1,323 10,795 565.00 615.00 615.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,443 1,482 1,482 456.00 532.00 532.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 2,233 2,176 675.00 730.00 730.00
West Hertfordshire 2,746 2,846 5,022 484.00 500.00 500.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 557 557 557 625.50 663.50 663.50
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,413 1,328 1,328 543.00 570.00 600.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,227 2,280 570.00 610.00 645.00
Charing 1,265 1,245 570.00 610.00 645.00
Folkestone 628 640 590.00 640.00 640.00
Maidstone 1,536 1,452 565.00 589.00 624.00
Margate 1,491 1,554 560.00 580.00 610.00
Medway 2,825 2,688 495.00 510.00 540.00
Sittingbourne 971 963 585.00 611.00 611.00
Tunbridge Wells 2,097 1,999 12,821 493.50 520.00 565.00
LANCASHIRE (8)
Accrington 924 926 420.00 468.00 468.00
Blackburn 1,167 1,099 522.00 541.00 541.00
Blackpool 2,014 2,040 480.00 520.00 520.00
Burnley 1,426 1,500 533.00 549.00 549.00
Chorley 973 1,089 605.00 655.00 655.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,769 1,752 620.00 670.00 670.00
Lytham St Annes 1,195 1,390 455.00 470.00 470.00
Preston 1,326 1,231 11,027 550.00 565.96 565.96
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,186 3,026 613.00 673.00 673.00
Loughborough 1,650 1,657 4,683 610.00 660.00 660.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (6)
Alford 889 900 440.00 460.00 510.00
Boston 1,281 1,332 440.00 540.00 540.00
Grantham 1,038 1,107 565.00 615.00 615.00
Great Grimsby 1,559 1,507 500.50 510.50 555.50
Lincoln 1,656 1,750 530.00 550.00 550.00
Scunthorpe 1,386 1,476 8,072 590.10 597.00 642.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,899 1,882 670.00 725.00 725.00
Croydon 1,776 1,751 606.00 652.00 652.00
Eltham 3,264 3,862 555.00 570.00 570.00
Enfield 2,051 2,039 565.00 565.00 565.00
Golders Green 1,558 1,818 559.00 577.00 577.00
Hendon 1,150 820 559.00 588.00 644.00
Honor Oak 1,118 1,083 446.00 618.00 690.00
Islington 808 775 510.00 510.00 555.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 766 834 485.00 500.00 500.00
Lambeth 786 730 480.00 480.00 480.00
Lewisham 1,623 1,303 535.00 585.00 585.00
London (City of) 2,504 2,518 550.00 580.00 580.00
London (East) 558 496 530.00 575.00 575.00
London (South) 1,004 893 635.00 660.00 660.00
London (West) 991 951 545.00 545.00 545.00
Manor Park 336 346 525.00 525.00 525.00
Mortlake 2,375 2,234 430.00 500.00 500.00
New Southgate 775 803 595.00 645.00 645.00
North East Surrey 1,679 1,601 435.00 460.00 460.00
Putney Vale 1,078 1,142 480.00 500.00 500.00
Ruislip 3,020 3,047 520.00 550.00 550.00
St Marylebone 540 558 509.00 517.00 517.00
South West Middlesex 1,976 2,195 490.00 490.00 515.00
West Norwood 543 529 34,210 480.00 480.00 480.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (14)
Altrincham 1,738 1,733 475.00 508.00 508.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 898 907 535.00 575.00 575.00
Bolton 2,133 2,195 495.00 520.00 520.00
Bury 945 931 605.00 655.00 655.00
Dukinfield 1,953 1,924 497.00 520.00 545.00
Eccles 738 861 517.00 568.50 568.50
Manchester (Blackley) 1,047 955 505.00 527.00 527.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,016 1,857 485.00 520.00 520.00
Middleton 336 386 440.00 556.00 556.00
Oldham 1,485 1,496 550.00 560.00 560.00
Rochdale 1,206 1,159 440.00 556.00 556.00
Salford 960 735 517.00 568.50 568.50
Stockport 2,252 2,333 548.00 570.00 605.00
Wigan 1,108 1,066 18,538 450.00 518.00 518.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,928 2,852 547.00 575.00 575.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,887 1,746 649.00 674.00 674.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,194 1,875 649.00 674.00 674.00
St Helens 2,079 2,137 416.50 479.00 479.00
Southport 1,682 1,653 501.00 600.00 610.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,474 1,537 11,800 501.00 600.00 610.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,862 1,840 491.00 539.00 569.00
King’s Lynn 2,033 1,852 535.00 595.00 617.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,583 1,569 625.00 675.00 675.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,301 2,202 7,463 625.00 675.00 675.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,393 2,386 591.00 651.00 651.00
Northampton 1,819 1,801 4,187 660.00 710.00 710.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,417 1,416 1,416 580.00 642.00 642.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,685 2,678 449.00 462.00 462.00
Mansfield 2,664 2,536 393.50 443.50 480.50
Nottingham 2,019 2,047 405.00 430.00 480.00
Sherwood Forest 957 1,045 8,306 614.00 645.00 645.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 843 838 629.00 727.50 727.50
Oxford 2,418 2,515 3,353 660.00 710.00 710.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,754 1,798 532.80 580.00 580.00
Telford 1,212 1,176 2,974 535.00 560.00 560.00
SOMERSET (5)
Bath 1,864 1,626 565.00 580.00 580.00
Mendip (Opened March 2011) 403 550.00 550.00 550.00
Taunton 2,319 2,210 570.00 590.00 590.00
Weston-Super-Mare 1,582 1,565 595.00 645.00 645.00
Yeovil 1,659 1,543 7,347 490.00 510.00 510.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,432 1,470 466.00 489.00 529.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,281 1,378 500.00 581.00 581.00
Stafford 1,669 1,618 477.50 515.00 515.00
Stoke-on-Trent 1,919 1,935 6,401 510.00 510.00 510.00
SUFFOLK (3)
Bury St Edmunds 1,961 1,967 595.00 635.00 635.00
Ipswich 2,215 1,174 566.00 577.00 592.00
Nacton (Opened Nov 2010) 132 1,247 4,388 565.00 580.00 622.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,559 1,588 504.00 580.00 580.00
Leatherhead 2,196 2,203 670.00 725.00 760.00
Woking 1,549 1,515 5,306 625.00 652.00 652.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 855 918 410.00 410.00 410.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,161 2,079 373.00 395.00 439.50
Eastbourne 2,697 2,580 530.00 565.00 605.00
Hastings 1,271 1,291 6,868 517.00 543.00 543.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,206 2,244 670.00 725.00 725.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 2,966 2,924 670.00 725.00 725.00
Worthing 2,956 2,978 8,146 561.00 585.00 585.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 488 494 564.30 665.00 665.00
Gateshead 1,141 1,287 564.30 665.00 665.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,762 2,658 568.00 623.00 623.00
South Shields 1,354 1,457 623.00 666.00 666.00
Sunderland 2,306 2,169 499.00 520.00 520.00
Tynemouth 1,043 1,007 471.50 561.00 561.00
Whitley Bay 855 905 9,977 471.50 561.00 561.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 747 746 500.00 575.00 575.00
Leamington Spa 1,734 1,850 525.00 536.00 536.00
Nuneaton 1,996 2,027 4,623 665.00 720.00 720.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,921 1,766 519.00 542.00 542.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 900 839 575.00 625.00 625.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,105 1,903 519.00 542.00 542.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,232 1,264 519.00 542.00 542.00
Coventry 2,295 2,298 534.00 564.00 564.00
Dudley 1,683 1,655 540.00 573.00 573.00
Rowley Regis 925 899 527.00 556.00 556.00
Solihull 1,837 1,882 500.00 575.00 575.00
Stourbridge 1,683 1,693 540.00 573.00 573.00
Walsall 1,908 1,956 556.00 573.00 573.00
West Bromwich 1,832 1,795 527.00 556.00 556.00
Wolverhampton 2,240 2,375 20,325 522.00 561.00 561.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,498 1,447 595.00 635.00 635.00
Swindon 1,847 1,911 695.00 714.00 714.00
West Wiltshire 1,678 1,665 5,023 575.00 625.00 625.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (3)
Redditch 1,229 1,319 475.00 495.00 525.00
Stourport (Wyre Forest) 5 600.00 600.00
(Opened December 2011)
Worcester 2,021 1,961 3,285 504.00 580.00 580.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,080 1,126 529.00 569.50 569.50
Haltemprice 1,424 1,408 488.00 523.00 523.00
Hull 2,061 2,171 4,705 477.00 535.00 535.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,434 1,386 672.00 699.00 726.00
Scarborough 1,050 1,067 548.50 555.50 555.50
Skipton 927 909 515.00 555.00 555.00
York 2,092 2,155 5,517 665.00 699.00 723.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,811 1,828 510.00 544.00 544.00
Doncaster 2,293 2,257 545.50 598.00 608.00
Rotherham 1,821 1,825 613.50 661.50 661.50
Sheffield (City Road) 1,277 1,775 521.00 560.00 560.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,676 1,354 561.50 581.50 581.50
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,786 1,425 10,464 521.00 560.00 560.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,017 1,009 554.00 588.00 588.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,238 1,279 556.00 582.00 582.00
Halifax 1,445 1,674 547.00 580.00 580.00
Huddersfield 1,786 1,606 556.00 582.00 582.00
Keighley 457 468 554.00 588.00 588.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,355 1,432 607.50 646.50 646.50
Leeds (Lawnswood) 1,994 1,978 607.50 646.50 646.50
Pontefract 1,774 1,708 548.00 624.00 624.00
Rawdon 1,786 1,807 607.50 646.50 646.50
Shipley 1,269 1,265 554.00 588.00 588.00
Wakefield 1,130 1,175 15,401 548.00 624.00 624.00
SCOTLAND (27)
Aberdeen 2,390 2,316 546.00 557.00 557.00
Ayr 1,269 1,243 507.00 516.00 516.00
Cardross 569 533 464.80 478.80 478.80
Clydebank 1,504 1,501 507.00 527.00 527.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 717 695 595.00 605.00 645.00
Dundee 1,567 1,571 700.00 735.00 735.00
Dunfermline 835 840 545.00 580.00 580.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,811 2,785 579.00 619.00 619.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 804 815 565.00 610.00 610.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 1,822 1,787 565.00 610.00 610.00
Falkirk 1,954 1,914 416.00 420.00 482.00
Friockheim 753 704 700.00 735.00 735.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 883 892 520.00 558.00 583.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,298 2,264 526.00 531.00 531.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,815 1,950 526.00 531.00 531.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,488 1,592 525.00 525.00 525.00
Greenock 1,007 1,024 407.50 418.00 418.00
Holytown 1,197 1,183 510.00 550.00 550.00
Inverness 861 928 511.00 537.00 581.00
Irvine 1,184 1,302 570.00 620.00 620.00
Kirkcaldy 1,735 1,642 545.00 580.00 580.00
Livingston 394 661 565.00 595.00 595.00
Melrose (Opened December 2011) 29 595.00 595.00
Moray 470 477 660.00 710.00 710.00
Paisley 1,398 1,421 475.00 500.00 530.00
Perth 1,048 1,099 505.00 630.00 630.00
South Lanarkshire 1,277 1,368 34,536 451.80 489.00 489.00
WALES (14)
Aberdare 1,179 1,183 460.00 508.00 508.00
Aberystwyth 585 573 535.00 575.00 575.00
Bangor 1,065 964 384.82 424.50 437.50
Barry (Opened October 2011) 143 555.00 575.00
Bridgend 1,802 1,666 450.00 495.00 514.10
Cardiff 2,514 2,572 472.00 480.00 480.00
Colwyn Bay 1,758 1,689 463.00 490.00 490.00
Gwent 2,686 2,793 462.00 475.00 495.00
Llanelli 967 1,088 510.00 530.00 530.00
Margam 1,334 1,467 423.00 465.00 465.00
Narberth 1,313 1,309 461.50 469.00 469.00
Pontypridd 1,278 1,204 462.00 508.00 508.00
Swansea 1,909 1,917 455.00 475.00 499.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,655 1,587 20,155 466.00 480.00 480.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 313 355 482.00 516.00 516.00
Jersey 559 520 875 546.00 600.00 600.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,732 2,798 2,798 198.00 248.00 328.00
TOTALS 413,780 413,845
2011 average cremation fee £538.28
2012 average cremation fee £576.41
2011 average total crematorium charge £545.86
2012 average total crematorium charge £584.72