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2013 Cremation Facts & Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2013. All figures are accurate as of January 2014.

  • Cremation rate in 2013 was 75.15%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2013 was Portchester with 4,248
  • There were 436,280 cremations in the UK in 2013 across 270 crematoriums. Each Crematorium had an average of 1,616 cremations in 2013
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2013 was Beckenham (£786) and the cheapest was Belfast (£300)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2013 was £653.30

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2013

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2012 1st jan-31st jan 2013 county total April 2013 fee April 2014 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,609 1,734 592.00 618.70 666.80
Luton 1,727 1,726 3,460 665.00 690.00 690.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,711 1,818 704.00 725.00 725.00
Reading 1,720 1,718 662.00 699.00 699.00
Slough 1,549 1,496 680.00 720.00 720.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 1,100 1,173 6,205 665.00 715.00 715.00
BRISTOL (3)
Bristol (Canford) 1,688 1,713 620.00 682.00 682.00
Bristol (South) 1,813 1,973 620.00 682.00 682.00
Westerleigh 2,167 2,302 5,988 675.00 715.00 715.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,178 3,114 505.00 520.00 560.00
Milton Keynes 1,806 1,826 4,940 670.00 687.50 719.90
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (3)
Cambridge 2,601 2,651 620.00 645.00 715.00
March (Fenland) 676 750 651.00 710.00 710.00
Peterborough 2,143 2,166 5,567 639.00 690.00 690.00
CHESHIRE (5)
ChesterCrewe 1967 1883 527.00 590.00 590.00
Crewe 1,299 1,296 652.5 582.5 612.5
Macclesfield 1,627 1,540 572.50 582.00 582.50
Warrington 2,061 2,145 520.00 550.00 550.00
Widnes 603 618 7,482 575.00 625.00 625.00
CLEVELAND (3)
Hartlepool 834 829 639.00 639.00 639.00
Kirkleatham (Opened January 2014) 0 0 0.00 615.00 615.00
Middlesbrough 3,699 3,693 4,522 623.50 624.00 649.00
CORNWALL (3)
Bodmin 1,455 1,530 700.00 760.00 760.00
Camborne 1,044 1,155 550.00 595.00 595.00
Truro 1,577 1,578 4,263 524.00 574.00 604.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 873 1,010 688.00 705.00 705.00
Carlisle 1,428 1,425 655.00 690.00 712.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 951 901 3,336 753.27 775.52 775.52
DERBYSHIRE (2)
Chesterfield 2,072 2,147 521.00 595.00 595.00
Derby 2,615 2,954 5,101 577.00 617.00 617.00
DEVON (6)
Barnstaple 1,373 1,425 590.00 600.00 600.00
Exeter 2,350 2,373 715.00 755.00 755.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,114 1,125 769.00 825.00 825.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,619 1,602 769.00 825.00 825.00
Torquay 2,388 2,370 715.00 765.00 765.00
Whimple (East Devon) 1,259 1,270 10,165 728.00 775.00 775.00
DORSET (3)
Bournemouth 3,371 3,354 604.00 635.00 635.00
Poole 2,261 2,452 693.00 723.00 723.00
Weymouth 1,242 1,275 7,081 622.75 688.00 688.00
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,642 1,618 658.00 675.00 675.00
Durham 2,302 2,373 550.00 630.00 630.00
Mountsett 1,364 1,254 550.00 630.00 630.00
Wear Valley 580 681 5,926 580.00 635.00 669.00
ESSEX (10)
Basildon 1,982 2,016 645.00 695.00 695.00
Braintree 835 858 700.00 740.00 789.00
Brentwood (opened August 2012) 82 484 635.00 695.00 695.00
Chelmsford 2,283 2,112 580.00 600.00 600.00
Colchester 1,324 1,354 583.00 642.00 642.00
Harlow 1,615 1,662 615.00 675.00 675.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,250 1,258 645.00 695.00 695.00
Southend-on-Sea 2,220 2,354 610.00 610.00 610.00
South Essex 3,138 3,056 595.00 620.00 620.00
Weeley 1,631 1,623 16,777 622.00 700.00 700.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 1,850 2,014 600.00 615.00 615.00
Gloucester (Coney Hill) 1,657 1,732 647.26 663.44 771.66
Gloucester (Forest of Dean) 939 1,004 4,750 650.00 695.00 695.00
HAMPSHIRE (6)
Aldershot 1,616 1,549 735.00 760.00 760.00
Basingstoke 1,701 1,824 711.00 770.00 770.00
Havant (Opened December 2013) 0 32 N/K 725.00 725.00
Portchester 3,975 4,248 520.00 520.00 571.00
Southampton 2,404 2,542 625.00 645.00 645.00
Southampton (Wessex Vale) 1,472 1,647 11,842 650.00 695.00 695.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,449 1,439 1,439 577.00 592.00 592.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (2)
Harwood Park 2,220 2,233 770.00 810.00 810.00
West Hertfordshire 3,016 3,044 5,277 500.00 510.00 510.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 516 547 547 649.00 662.00 662.00
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,427 1,457 1,457 601.00 629.00 664.00
KENT (8)Barham 2,339 2,312 650.00 695.00 730.00
Charing 1,313 1,324 650.00 695.00 730.00
Folkestone 665 677 695.00 750.00 750.00
Maidstone 1,435 1,580 601.00 615.00 615.00
Margate 1,443 1,635 600.00 610.00 650.00
Medway 2,587 2,302 510.00 557.00 592.00
Sittingbourne 1,045 1,301 640.00 670.00 670.00
Tunbridge Wells 2,136 2,141 13,272 559.50 597.00 647.00
LANCASHIRE (8)
Accrington 888 912 516.00 555.00 555.00
Blackburn 1,154 1,153 590.00 605.00 605.00
Blackpool 1,798 1,793 570.00 625.00 625.00
Burnley 1,527 1,571 581.00 598.00 598.00
Chorley 1,132 1,135 711.00 751.00 751.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,745 1,877 726.00 790.00 790.00
Lytham St Annes 1,633 1,790 500.00 550.00 550.00
Preston 1,278 1,321 11,552 572.00 583.00 583.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (2)
Leicester 2,998 3,283 685.00 704.00 704.00
Loughborough 1,623 1,672 4,955 716.00 778.00 778.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (7)
Alford 976 963 490.00 520.00 520.00
Boston 1,368 1,325 590.00 600.00 600.00
Grantham 1,111 1,087 667.00 730.00 730.00
Great Grimsby 1,589 1,700 602.50 614.50 649.50
Lincoln 1,733 1,768 575.00 600.00 600.00
Scunthorpe 1,496 1,575 597.00 655.82 720.82
South Lincs (Opened November 2013) 0 61 8,479 N/K 590.00 640.00
LONDON (24)Beckenham 1,849 1,783 786.00 845.00 845.00
Croydon 1,761 1,660 670.00 695.00 695.00
Eltham 4,001 3,938 581.00 593.00 593.00
Enfield 2,065 2,047 613.00 730.00 730.00
Golders Green 1,979 2,000 595.00 625.00 625.00
Hendon 735 698 530.00 588.00 588.00
Honor Oak 1,041 1,136 648.00 649.00 725.00
Islington 799 849 520.00 530.00 600.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 802 972 515.00 530.00 530.00
Lambeth 709 689 515.00 515.00 515.00
Lewisham 1,203 1,249 614.00 644.00 710.00
London (City of) 2,591 2,538 615.00 664.00 664.00
London (East) 573 578 621.00 655.00 655.00
London (South) 889 1,031 696.00 730.00 730.00
London (West) 1,100 1,043 545.00 595.00 595.00
Manor Park 341 387 575.00 575.00 575.00
Mortlake 2,242 2,209 540.00 560.00 560.00
New Southgate 929 833 675.00 715.00 715.00
North East Surrey 1,712 1,790 500.00 520.00 520.00
Putney Vale 1,163 1,238 550.00 572.00 572.00
Ruislip 3,143 3,111 575.00 575.00 575.00
St Marylebone 649 653 530.00 550.00 550.00
South West Middlesex 2,251 2,367 490.00 490.00 490.00
West Norwood 535 522 35,321 515.00 515.00 515.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (14)
Altrincham 1,791 1,825 568.00 610.00 610.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 944 937 610.00 650.00 650.00
Bolton 2,133 2,149 600.00 615.00 615.00
Bury 951 986 711.00 751.00 751.00
Dukinfield 1,916 1,961 600.00 625.00 651.00
Manchester (Blackley) 1,033 1,087 554.25 575.52 575.52
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 1,984 2,027 570.00 600.00 600.00
Middleton 378 354 576.00 587.50 587.50
Oldham 1,505 1,456 571.00 651.00 651.00
Peel Green 640 666 625.00 680.00 680.00
Rochdale 1,169 1,195 576.00 587.50 587.50
Salford 1,128 1,079 625.00 680.00 680.00
Stockport 2,300 2,354 600.00 630.00 630.00
Wigan 1,103 1,099 19,175 585.00 595.52 620.52
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 2,988 3,103 595.00 574.00 574.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 1,849 1,897 697.00 711.00 711.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,056 2,190 697.00 711.00 711.00
St Helens 2,192 2,361 508.00 536.00 536.00
Southport 1,609 1,724 750.00 765.00 776.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,552 1,553 12,828 750.00 765.00 776.00
NORFOLK (4)
Great Yarmouth 1,925 1,895 590.00 620.00 620.00
King’s Lynn 1,918 2,033 630.00 645.00 670.00
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,602 1,642 733.00 795.00 795.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,338 2,354 7,924 733.00 795.00 795.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (2)
Kettering 2,397 2,453 710.00 796.00 811.00
Northampton 1,888 1,934 4,387 770.00 830.00 830.00
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,490 1,523 1,523 649.00 672.00 672.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (4)
Bramcote 2,861 3,063 485.00 533.00 533.00
Mansfield 2,638 2,601 513.50 548.50 586.50
Nottingham 2,090 2,037 449.00 467.00 535.00
Sherwood Forest 1,046 1,076 8,777 700.00 740.00 740.00
OXFORDSHIRE (2)
Banbury 868 932 700.00 737.00 737.00
Oxford 2,482 2,559 3,491 770.00 830.00 920.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,697 1,772 615.00 652.00 702.00
Telford 1,217 1,255 3,027 607.00 670.00 670.00
SOMERSET (6)
Bath 1,581 1,598 595.00 630.00 630.00
Mendip 658 689 596.00 653.00 653.00
Sedgemoor (Opened October 2013) 0 135 N/K 635.00 660.00
Taunton 2,295 2,190 608.00 627.00 627.00
Weston-Super-Mare 1,340 1,419 700.00 760.00 760.00
Yeovil 1,560 1,661 7,692 520.00 540.00 540.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (5)
Bretby 1,670 1,622 513.00 539.00 579.00
Lichfield (Opened March 2013) 0 207 N/K 595.00 595.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,418 1,469 611.00 623.00 623.00
Stafford 1,673 1,734 537.00 580.00 605.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,083 2,171 7,203 510.00 545.00 545.00
SUFFOLK (3)
Bury St Edmunds 2,002 2,163 675.00 715.00 715.00
Ipswich 767 951 595.00 610.00 610.00
Nacton 1,605 1,731 4,845 595.00 610.00 610.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,671 1,703 610.00 735.00 735.00
Leatherhead 2,242 2,247 786.00 845.00 845.00
Woking 1,618 1,547 5,497 688.00 726.00 726.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 968 1,406 424.00 424.00 424.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,476 1,942 403.00 443.00 493.00
Eastbourne 2,402 2,696 590.00 605.00 605.00
Hastings 1,373 1,448 7,492 565.00 595.00 595.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 2,152 2,139 786.00 845.00 845.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,014 3,049 786.00 852.00 852.00
Worthing 2,676 2,922 8,110 606.00 631.00 652.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 526 418 665.00 665.00 665.00
Gateshead 1,179 1,281 665.00 665.00 665.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,795 2,734 666.00 686.00 686.00
South Shields 1,370 1,459 666.00 689.00 689.00
Sunderland 2,248 2,440 545.00 584.00 584.00
Tynemouth 1,000 1,168 588.00 630.00 630.00
Whitley Bay 917 870 10,370 588.00 630.00 630.00
WARWICKSHIRE (3)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 786 775 610.00 640.00 64.00
Leamington Spa 1,917 1,934 576.00 594.00 594.00
Nuneaton 1,941 2,079 4,788 781.00 840.00 840.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,943 1,882 575.00 628.00 628.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 1,007 858 667.00 667.00 667.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 2,136 2093 575.00 628.00 628.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,187 1,253 575.00 628.00 628.00
Coventry 2,517 2,583 589.00 589.00 589.00
Dudley 1,451 1,706 607.00 650.00 650.00
Rowley Regis 950 951 584.00 626.00 626.00
Solihull 2,039 1,942 610.00 640.00 640.00
Stourbridge 1,456 1,362 607.00 650.00 650.00
Walsall 1,897 1,915 605.00 638.00 638.00
West Bromwich 1,828 1,903 584.00 626.00 626.00
Wolverhampton 2,466 2,394 20,842 605.00 667.00 667.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,435 1,193 660.00 760.00 760.00
Swindon 1,938 2,050 735.00 700.00 700.00
West Wiltshire 1,732 1,924 5,167 675.00 715.00 715.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (3)
Redditch 1,270 1,453 510.00 525.00 555.00
Stourport (Wyre Forest) 773 899 651.00 710.00 710.00
Worcester 1,838 1,961 4,313 610.00 700.00 760.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,188 1,141 667.77 720.00 720.00
Haltemprice 1,481 1,437 606.27 655.00 655.00
Hull 2,157 2,323 4,901 592.00 590.00 590.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,522 1,473 720.00 738.00 766.00
Scarborough 1,058 1,196 570.50 599.50 599.50
Skipton 926 988 572.00 595.00 595.00
York 2,158 2,205 5,862 734.00 777.00 777.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,824 1,905 578.00 613.00 613.00
Doncaster 2,373 2,432 658.00 700.00 710.00
Rotherham 1,929 1,897 714.50 769.00 769.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,339 1,256 595.00 625.00 625.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 1,614 1,845 595.00 635.00 635.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,723 1,754 11,089 595.00 625.00 625.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,124 1,117 616.00 636.00 636.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,301 1,248 620.00 650.00 650.00
Halifax 1,851 1,697 595.00 625.00 625.00
Huddersfield 1,504 1,719 620.00 650.00 650.00
Keighley 504 535 616.00 636.00 636.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,436 1,524 726.00 748.00 748.00
Leeds (Lawnswood) 2,021 1,968 726.00 748.00 748.00
Pontefract 1,503 1,697 652.00 681.00 681.00
Rawdon 1,883 1,964 726.00 748.00 748.00
Shipley 1,246 1,298 616.00 636.00 636.00
Wakefield 1,312 1,142 15,909 652.00 681.00 681.00
SCOTLAND (27)
Aberdeen 2,417 2,529 568.00 580.00 580.00
Ayr 1,258 1,304 541.00 589.00 589.00
Cardross 612 601 493.15 507.95 507.95
Clydebank 1,490 1,529 548.00 570.00 570.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 757 823 650.00 655.00 655.00
Dundee 1,600 1,511 772.00 830.00 830.00
Dunfermline 834 909 600.00 619.00 619.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 2,517 2,350 644.00 663.00 694.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 791 832 645.00 670.00 670.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 1,744 1,847 645.00 670.00 670.00
Falkirk 1,969 2,012 433.00 516.00 588.00
Friockheim 766 794 772.00 830.00 830.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 1,008 909 586.00 620.00 645.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,434 2,597 537.00 562.00 562.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,892 1,883 537.00 562.00 562.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,513 1,405 600.00 625.00 625.00
Greenock 957 991 445.50 466.60 466.60
Holytown 1130 1133 596.00 653.00 653.00
Inverness 938 989 558.00 580.00 626.00
Irvine 1,290 1,412 672.00 725.00 725.00
Kirkcaldy 1,832 1,794 600.00 619.00 619.00
Melrose (Borders) 572 606 635.00 685.00 685.00
Moray 459 512 770.00 830.00 877.00
Paisley 1,428 1,448 555.00 555.00 585.00
Perth 1,161 1,136 700.00 730.00 730.00
South Lanarkshire 1,488 1,416 583.30 583.50 583.50
West Lothian 697 728 36,000 635.00 685.00 685.00
WALES (14)
Aberdare 1,244 1,276 550.00 590.00 590.00
Aberystwyth 562 542 615.00 660.00 660.00
Bangor 1,032 1,100 442.50 458.00 472.00
Barry (Cardiff & Glamorgan) 695 825 580.00 610.00 682.00
Bridgend 1,483 1,722 540.00 580.00 600.40
Cardiff 2,695 2,854 480.00 490.00 490.00
Colwyn Bay 1,772 1,828 508.00 541.00 561.00
Gwent 2,547 2,725 489.00 538.00 538.00
Llanelli 1,061 1,122 556.00 576.00 576.00
Margam 1,403 749 488.00 585.00 585.00
Narberth 1,411 1,407 482.50 561.00 561.00
Pontypridd 1,227 1,267 550.00 590.00 590.00
Swansea 1,922 2,290 500.00 550.00 576.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,802 1,799 21,506 530.00 636.00 636.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 386 342 531.00 542.00 542.00
Jersey 547 515 857 615.00 676.50 676.50
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 2,866 3,001 3,001 300.00 350.00 437.00
TOTALS 425,784 436,280 436,280
2013 average cremation fee £612.03
2014 average cremation fee £646.31
2013 average total crematorium charge £619.40
2014 average total crematorium charge £652.56