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2012 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2012. All figures are accurate as of January 2013.

  • The busiest crematorium in 2012 was Eltham with 4,001
  • Cremation rate in 2012 was 74.28%
  • There were 425,784 cremations in the UK in 2012 across 266 crematoriums. Each Crematorium had an average of 1,601 cremations in 2012
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2012 was Dundee (£735) and the cheapest was Belfast (£248)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2012 was £621.43

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2012

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2011 1st jan-31st jan 2012 county total April 2012 fee April 2013 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,534 1,609 567.00 592.00 638.00
Luton 1,774 1,727 3,336 640.00 665.00 665.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,681 1,711 688.00 704.00 704.00
Reading 1,569 1,720 589.00 662.00 662.00
Slough 1,499 1,549 610.00 680.00 680.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 1,035 1,100 6,080 610.00 665.00 665.00
BRISTOL (3)
Bristol (Canford) 1,614 1,688 584.00 620.00 620.00
Bristol (South) 1,897 1,813 584.00 620.00 620.00
Westerleigh 2,070 2,167 5,668 625.00 675.00 675.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,061 3,178 490.00 505.00 540.00
Milton Keynes 1,676 1,806 4,984 651.00 670.00 701.20
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (3)
Cambridge 2,418 2,601 597.50 620.00 707.00
March (Fenland) 616 676 600.00 651.00 651.00
Peterborough 2,085 2,143 5,420 609.00 639.00 639.00
CHESHIRE (5)
Chester 1,910 1,967 467.00 527.00 527.00
Crewe 1,295 1,299 572.50 652.50 652.50
Macclesfield 1,242 1,627 572.50 572.50 602.50
Warrington 1,891 2,061 495.00 520.00 520.00
Widnes 591 603 7,557 550.00 575.00 575.00
CLEVELAND (2)
Hartlepool 797 834 610.00 639.00 639.00
Middlesbrough 3,523 3,699 4,533 602.50 623.50 623.50
CORNWALL (3)
Bodmin 1,430 1,455 645.00 700.00 700.00
Camborne 847 1,044 515.00 550.00 550.00
Truro 1,578 1,577 4,076 488.00 524.00 524.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 983 873 670.00 688.00 688.00
Carlisle 1,383 1,428 630.00 655.00 676.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 916 951 3,252 694.00 753.27 753.27
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,054 2,072 493.35 521.00 521.00
Derby 2,727 2,615 4,687 560.00 577.00 577.00
DEVON (6)
Barnstaple 1,380 1,373 548.50 590.00 590.00
Exeter 2,457 2,350 685.00 715.00 715.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,105 1,114 694.00 769.00 794.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,570 1,619 694.00 769.00 794.00
Torquay 2,363 2,388 675.00 715.00 715.00
Whimple (Opened April 2011) 739 1,259 10,103 675.00 728.00 728.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,175 3,371 541.00 604.00 604.00
Poole 2,307 2,261 643.00 693.00 723.00
Weymouth 1,166 1,242 6,874 594.00 622.75 628.75
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,666 1,642 639.00 658.00 658.00
Durham 2,168 2,302 500.00 550.00 580.00
Mountsett 1,271 1,364 500.00 550.00 550.00
Wear Valley 444 580 5,888 535.00 580.00 614.00
ESSEX (10)
Basildon 1,919 1,982 595.00 645.00 645.00
Braintree 764 835 645.00 700.00 745.00
Brentwood (opened August 2012) 82 635.00 635.00
Chelmsford 2,056 2,283 540.00 580.00 580.00
Colchester 1,215 1,324 545.00 583.00 583.00
Harlow 1,623 1,615 575.00 615.00 615.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,183 1,250 595.00 645.00 645.00
Southend-on-Sea 2,236 2,220 560.00 610.00 710.00
South Essex 3,253 3,138 570.00 595.00 595.00
Weeley 1,665 1,631 16,360 605.00 622.00 622.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,834 1,850 585.00 600.00 600.00
Gloucester (Coney Hill) 1,563 1,657 617.26 647.26 707.46
Gloucester (Forest of Dean) 853 939 4,446 620.00 650.00 650.00
HAMPSHIRE (5)
Aldershot 1,515 1,616 710.00 735.00 735.00
Basingstoke 1,659 1,701 655.00 711.00 746.00
Portchester 4,015 3,975 500.00 520.00 571.00
Southampton 2,283 2,404 605.00 625.00 625.00
Southampton (Wessex Vale) 1,323 1,472 11,168 615.00 650.00 650.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,482 1,449 1,449 532.00 577.00 617.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 2,176 2,220 730.00 770.00 770.00
West Hertfordshire 2,846 3,016 5,236 500.00 500.00 500.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 557 516 516 663.50 649.00 649.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,328 1,427 1,427 570.00 601.00 645.00
KENT (8)
Barham 2,280 2,339 610.00 650.00 685.00
Charing 1,245 1,313 610.00 650.00 685.00
Folkestone 640 665 640.00 695.00 695.00
Maidstone 1,452 1,435 589.00 601.00 611.00
Margate 1,554 1,443 580.00 600.00 630.00
Medway 2,688 2,587 510.00 510.00 540.00
Sittingbourne 963 1,045 611.00 640.00 640.00
Tunbridge Wells 1,999 2,136 12,963 520.00 559.50 604.50
LANCASHIRE (8)
Accrington 926 888 468.00 516.00 529.00
Blackburn 1,099 1,154 541.00 590.00 590.00
Blackpool 2,040 1,798 520.00 570.00 570.00
Burnley 1,500 1,527 549.00 581.00 581.00
Chorley 1,089 1,132 655.00 711.00 711.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,752 1,745 670.00 726.00 726.00
Lytham St Annes 1,390 1,633 470.00 500.00 500.00
Preston 1,231 1,278 11,155 565.96 572.00 572.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 3,026 2,998 673.00 685.00 685.00
Loughborough 1,657 1,623 4,621 660.00 716.00 716.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (6)
Alford 900 976 460.00 490.00 490.00
Boston 1,332 1,368 540.00 590.00 590.00
Grantham 1,107 1,111 615.00 667.00 667.00
Great Grimsby 1,507 1,589 510.50 602.50 658.50
Lincoln 1,750 1,733 550.00 575.00 575.00
Scunthorpe 1,476 1,496 8,273 597.00 597.00 597.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,882 1,849 725.00 786.00 786.00
Croydon 1,751 1,761 652.00 670.00 670.00
Eltham 3,862 4,001 570.00 581.00 581.00
Enfield 2,039 2,065 565.00 613.00 613.00
Golders Green 1,818 1,979 577.00 595.00 595.00
Hendon 820 735 588.00 530.00 586.00
Honor Oak 1,083 1,041 618.00 648.00 723.00
Islington 775 799 510.00 520.00 565.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 834 802 500.00 515.00 515.00
Lambeth 730 709 480.00 515.00 515.00
Lewisham 1,303 1,203 585.00 614.00 614.00
London (City of) 2,518 2,591 580.00 615.00 615.00
London (East) 496 573 575.00 621.00 621.00
London (South) 893 889 660.00 696.00 696.00
London (West) 951 1,100 545.00 545.00 545.00
Manor Park 346 341 525.00 575.00 575.00
Mortlake 2,234 2,242 500.00 540.00 540.00
New Southgate 803 929 645.00 675.00 675.00
North East Surrey 1,601 1,712 460.00 500.00 500.00
Putney Vale 1,142 1,163 500.00 550.00 550.00
Ruislip 3,047 3,143 550.00 575.00 575.00
St Marylebone 558 649 517.00 530.00 530.00
South West Middlesex 2,195 2,251 490.00 490.00 525.00
West Norwood 529 535 35,062 480.00 515.00 515.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (14)
Altrincham 1,733 1,791 508.00 568.00 568.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 907 944 575.00 610.00 610.00
Bolton 2,195 2,133 520.00 600.00 600.00
Bury 931 951 655.00 711.00 711.00
Dukinfield 1,924 1,916 520.00 600.00 626.00
Eccles 861 640 568.50 625.00 625.00
Manchester (Blackley) 955 1,033 527.00 554.25 554.25
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 1,857 1,984 520.00 570.00 570.00
Middleton 386 378 556.00 576.00 576.00
Oldham 1,496 1,505 560.00 571.00 571.00
Rochdale 1,159 1,169 556.00 576.00 576.00
Salford 735 1,128 568.50 625.00 625.00
Stockport 2,333 2,300 570.00 600.00 637.00
Wigan 1,066 1,103 18,975 518.00 585.00 610.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,852 2,988 575.00 595.00 595.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,746 1,849 674.00 697.00 697.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 1,875 2,056 674.00 697.00 697.00
St Helens 2,137 2,192 479.00 508.00 508.00
Southport 1,653 1,609 600.00 750.00 761.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,537 1,552 12,246 600.00 750.00 761.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,840 1,925 539.00 590.00 620.00
King’s Lynn 1,852 1,918 595.00 630.00 655.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,569 1,602 675.00 733.00 733.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,202 2,338 7,783 675.00 733.00 733.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,386 2,397 651.00 710.00 723.00
Northampton 1,801 1,888 4,285 710.00 770.00 770.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,416 1,490 1,490 642.00 649.00 649.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,678 2,861 462.00 485.00 485.00
Mansfield 2,536 2,638 443.50 513.50 551.50
Nottingham 2,047 2,090 430.00 449.00 513.00
Sherwood Forest 1,045 1,046 8,635 645.00 700.00 739.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 838 868 727.50 700.00 700.00
Oxford 2,515 2,482 3,350 710.00 770.00 770.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,798 1,697 580.00 615.00 640.00
Telford 1,176 1,217 2,914 560.00 607.00 607.00
SOMERSET (5)
Bath 1,626 1,581 580.00 595.00 595.00
Mendip (Opened March 2011) 403 658 550.00 596.00 596.00
Taunton 2,210 2,295 590.00 608.00 608.00
Weston-Super-Mare 1,565 1,340 645.00 700.00 700.00
Yeovil 1,543 1,560 7,434 510.00 520.00 520.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (4)
Bretby 1,470 1,670 489.00 513.00 553.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,378 1,418 581.00 611.00 611.00
Stafford 1,618 1,673 515.00 537.00 537.00
Stoke-on-Trent 1,935 2,083 6,844 510.00 510.00 510.00
SUFFOLK (3)
Bury St Edmunds 1,967 2,002 635.00 675.00 675.00
Ipswich 1,174 767 577.00 595.00 611.00
Nacton 1,247 1,605 4,374 580.00 595.00 643.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,588 1,671 580.00 610.00 610.00
Leatherhead 2,203 2,242 725.00 786.00 821.00
Woking 1,515 1,618 5,531 652.00 688.00 688.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 918 968 410.00 424.00 424.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,079 2,476 395.00 403.00 448.00
Eastbourne 2,580 2,402 565.00 590.00 590.00
Hastings 1,291 1,373 7,219 543.00 565.00 565.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,244 2,152 725.00 786.00 786.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 2,924 3,014 725.00 786.00 786.00
Worthing 2,978 2,676 7,842 585.00 606.00 606.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 494 526 665.00 665.00 665.00
Gateshead 1,287 1,179 665.00 665.00 665.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,658 2,795 623.00 666.00 666.00
South Shields 1,457 1,370 666.00 666.00 666.00
Sunderland 2,169 2,248 520.00 545.00 545.00
Tynemouth 1,007 1,000 561.00 588.00 588.00
Whitley Bay 905 917 10,035 561.00 588.00 588.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 746 786 575.00 610.00 610.00
Leamington Spa 1,850 1,917 536.00 576.00 576.00
Nuneaton 2,027 1,941 4,644 720.00 781.00 781.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,766 1,943 542.00 575.00 575.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 839 1,007 625.00 667.00 667.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 1,903 2,136 542.00 575.00 575.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,264 1,187 542.00 575.00 575.00
Coventry 2,298 2,517 564.00 589.00 589.00
Dudley 1,655 1,451 573.00 607.00 607.00
Rowley Regis 899 950 556.00 584.00 584.00
Solihull 1,882 2,039 575.00 610.00 610.00
Stourbridge 1,693 1,456 573.00 607.00 607.00
Walsall 1,956 1,897 573.00 605.00 605.00
West Bromwich 1,795 1,828 556.00 584.00 584.00
Wolverhampton 2,375 2,466 20,877 561.00 605.00 605.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,447 1,435 635.00 660.00 660.00
Swindon 1,911 1,938 714.00 735.00 735.00
West Wiltshire 1,665 1,732 5,105 625.00 675.00 675.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (3)
Redditch 1,319 1,270 495.00 510.00 540.00
Stourport (Wyre Forest) 5 773 600.00 651.00 651.00
(Opened December 2011)
Worcester 1,961 1,838 3,881 580.00 610.00 660.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,126 1,188 569.50 667.77 667.77
Haltemprice 1,408 1,481 523.00 606.27 606.27
Hull 2,171 2,157 4,826 535.00 592.00 592.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,386 1,522 699.00 720.00 748.00
Scarborough 1,067 1,058 555.50 570.50 570.50
Skipton 909 926 555.00 572.00 572.00
York 2,155 2,158 5,664 699.00 734.00 759.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,828 1,824 544.00 578.00 578.00
Doncaster 2,257 2,373 598.00 658.00 669.00
Rotherham 1,825 1,929 661.50 714.50 714.50
Sheffield (City Road) 1,775 1,339 560.00 595.00 595.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,354 1,614 581.50 595.00 595.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,425 1,723 10,802 560.00 595.00 595.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,009 1,124 588.00 616.00 616.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,279 1,301 582.00 620.00 620.00
Halifax 1,674 1,851 580.00 595.00 595.00
Huddersfield 1,606 1,504 582.00 620.00 620.00
Keighley 468 504 588.00 616.00 616.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,432 1,436 646.50 726.00 726.00
Leeds (Lawnswood) 1,978 2,021 646.50 726.00 726.00
Pontefract 1,708 1,503 624.00 652.00 652.00
Rawdon 1,807 1,883 646.50 726.00 726.00
Shipley 1,265 1,246 588.00 616.00 616.00
Wakefield 1,175 1,312 15,685 624.00 652.00 652.00
SCOTLAND (27)
Aberdeen 2,316 2,417 557.00 568.00 568.00
Ayr 1,243 1,258 516.00 541.00 541.00
Cardross 533 612 478.80 493.15 493.15
Clydebank 1,501 1,490 527.00 548.00 548.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 695 757 605.00 650.00 650.00
Dundee 1,571 1,600 735.00 772.00 772.00
Dunfermline 840 834 580.00 600.00 600.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,785 2,517 619.00 644.00 674.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 815 791 610.00 645.00 645.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 1,787 1,744 610.00 645.00 645.00
Falkirk 1,914 1,969 420.00 433.00 496.00
Friockheim 704 766 735.00 772.00 772.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 892 1,008 558.00 586.00 611.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,264 2,434 531.00 537.00 537.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,950 1,892 531.00 537.00 537.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,592 1,513 525.00 600.00 617.00
Greenock 1,024 957 418.00 445.50 445.50
Holytown 1,183 1,130 550.00 596.00 596.00
Inverness 928 938 537.00 558.00 604.00
Irvine 1,302 1,290 620.00 672.00 672.00
Kirkcaldy 1,642 1,832 580.00 600.00 600.00
Melrose (Opened December 2011) 29 572 595.00 635.00 635.00
Moray 477 459 710.00 770.00 817.00
Paisley 1,421 1,428 500.00 555.00 585.00
Perth 1,099 1,161 630.00 700.00 700.00
South Lanarkshire 1,368 1,488 489.00 583.30 583.30
West Lothian 661 697 35,554 595.00 635.00 635.00
WALES (14)
Aberdare 1,183 1,244 508.00 550.00 636.00
Aberystwyth 573 562 575.00 615.00 615.00
Bangor 964 1,032 424.50 442.50 455.90
Barry (Opened October 2011) 143 695 555.00 580.00 622.00
Bridgend 1,666 1,483 495.00 540.00 559.80
Cardiff 2,572 2,695 480.00 480.00 480.00
Colwyn Bay 1,689 1,772 490.00 508.00 508.00
Gwent 2,793 2,547 475.00 489.00 509.00
Llanelli 1,088 1,061 530.00 556.00 556.00
Margam 1,467 1,403 465.00 488.00 488.00
Narberth 1,309 1,411 469.00 482.50 482.50
Pontypridd 1,204 1,227 508.00 550.00 550.00
Swansea 1,917 1,922 475.00 500.00 526.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,587 1,802 20,856 480.00 530.00 530.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 355 386 516.00 531.00 570.00
Jersey 520 547 933 600.00 615.00 615.00
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,798 2,866 2,866 248.00 300.00 384.00
TOTALS 413,780 425,784 22,761,754 425,784
827,625
2012 average cremation fee £576.41
2013 average cremation fee £612.03
2012 average total crematorium charge £584.72
2013 average total crematorium charge £619.40