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2017 Cremation Facts and Figures

Below you will find UK cremation statistics from the year 2017. All numbers are correct as of January 1st 2018.

  • Cremation rate in 2017 was 77.05%
  • The busiest crematorium in 2017 was Amersham with 3,764
  • There were 467,748 cremations in the UK in 2017 across 289 crematoriums. Each Crematorium had an average of 1607 cremations in 2017
  • The most expensive crematorium in 2017 was Beckenham (£999) and the cheapest was Belfast (£364)
  • The average cost of a cremation in 2017 was £783.18

Cremation Cost & Number of Cremations in 2017

Crematoria 1st jan-31st jan 2016 1st jan-31st jan 2017 county total Jan 2017 fee Jan 2018 fee total cost
BEDFORDSHIRE (2)
Bedford 1,766 1,814 £726.70 £745.00 £745.00
Luton 1,837 1,819 3,633 £730.00 £730.00 £730.00
BERKSHIRE (4)
Bracknell 1,997 1,899 £773.00 £800.00 £800.00
Reading 1,731 1,809 £725.00 £745.00 £745.00
Slough 1,174 1,176 £760.00 £770.00 £770.00
West Berkshire (Thatcham) 1,159 1,144 6,028 £875.00 £930.00 £930.00
BRISTOL (3)
Bristol (Canford) 1,569 1,548 £745.00 £770.00 £770.00
Bristol (South) 1,912 1,924 £745.00 £770.00 £770.00
Westerleigh 2,515 2,705 6,177 £865.00 £915.00 £915.00
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (2)
Amersham (Chilterns) 3,491 3,764 £546.00 £575.00 £620.00
Milton Keynes 2,048 2,008 5,772 £910.00 £914.50 £962.50
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (3)
Cambridge 2,786 2,683 £718.00 £718.00 £741.00
March (Fenland) 910 1,011 £885.00 £950.00 £950.00
Peterborough 2,154 2,242 5,936 £822.00 £870.00 £870.00
CHESHIRE (6)
Chester 2,039 1,986 £715.00 £722.00 £722.00
Crewe 1,108 1,100 £620.00 £690.00 £690.00
Macclesfield 1,664 1,669 £620.00 £690.00 £690.00
Northwich 1,098 1,105 £765.00 £815.00 £850.00
Warrington 1,952 1,921 £642.00 £677.00 £703.00
Widnes 700 633 8,414 £650.00 £700.00 £700.00
CLEVELAND (3)
Hartlepool 902 931 £686.00 £710.00 £762.00
Kirkleatham 1,089 1,175 £770.00 £810.00 £854.00
Middlesbrough 3,110 3,118 5,224 £670.00 £700.00 £740.00
CORNWALL (3)
Bodmin 1,631 1,589 £947.00 £999.00 £999.00
Camborne 1,259 1,394 £765.00 £815.00 £815.00
Truro 1,643 1,586 4,569 £614.00 £630.00 £670.00
CUMBRIA (3)
Barrow-in-Furness 1,002 950 £738.00 £959.00 £959.00
Carlisle 1,556 1,516 £772.50 £796.00 £822.00
Distington (Whitehaven) 946 1,047 3,513 £793.50 £793.50 £793.50
DERBYSHIRE (3)
Alfreton (Amber Valley) 1,190 1,346 £770.00 £799.00 £843.00
Chesterfield 2,178 2,339 £690.00 £730.00 £773.00
Derby 2,591 2,652 6,337 £697.00 £671.00 £671.00
DEVON (6)
Barnstaple 1,573 1,597 £630.00 £640.00 £640.00
Exeter 2,443 2,376 £940.00 £999.00 £999.00
Plymouth (Efford) 1,166 1,245 £891.00 £895.00 £925.00
Plymouth (Weston Mill) 1,701 1,592 £891.00 £895.00 £925.00
Torquay 2,505 2,476 £895.00 £945.00 £945.00
Whimple (East Devon) 1,566 1,569 10,855 £850.00 £850.00 £875.00
DORSET (4)
Bournemouth 3,300 3,529 £713.00 £744.00 £744.00
Poole 2,610 2,408 £758.00 £773.00 £783.00
Purbeck (Opened Sept ‘17) 0 137 £538.00 £538.00 £623.00
Weymouth 1,362 1,299 7,373 £740.00 £758.00 £758.00
DURHAM (4)
Darlington 1,636 1,642 £750.00 £821.00 £821.00
Durham 2,313 2,299 £650.00 £650.00 £665.00
Mountsett 1,391 1,371 £650.00 £670.00 £670.00
Wear Valley 962 966 6,278 £795.00 £850.00 £895.00
ESSEX (11)
Basildon 2,275 2,237 £865.00 £915.00 £915.00
Braintree 962 1,054 £917.00 £980.00 £980.00
Brentwood 734 856 £870.00 £935.00 £935.00
Chelmsford 2,181 2,154 £670.00 £685.00 £685.00
Colchester 1,453 1,480 £712.00 £727.00 £727.00
Harlow 1,824 1,719 £865.00 £895.00 £895.00
Redbridge (Forest Park) 1,321 1,234 £865.00 £895.00 £895.00
Saffron Walden (Cam Valley) 0 0 £810.00 £810.00
(Opened January ‘18)
Southend-on-Sea 2,420 2,514 £740.00 £740.00 £740.00
South Essex 3,193 3,211 £730.00 £850.00 £850.00
Weeley 1,703 1,663 18,122 £760.00 £760.00 £760.00
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (3)
Cheltenham 2,047 1,945 £645.00 £852.50 £852.50
Gloucester (Coney Hill) 1,814 1,817 £810.00 £830.00 £830.00
Gloucester (Forest of Dean) 1,071 1,079 4,841 £845.00 £895.00 £895.00
HAMPSHIRE (7)
Aldershot 1,646 1,714 £816.00 £816.00 £816.00
Basingstoke 1,776 1,838 £958.00 £1,025.00 £1,025.00
Havant 1,542 1,662 £785.00 £785.00 £785.00
Portchester 3,355 3,334 £560.00 £615.00 £669.00
Romsey (Opened August ‘17) 0 309 £825.00 £875.00 £875.00
Southampton 2,351 2,296 £740.00 £795.00 £795.00
Southampton (Wessex Vale) 1,850 1,832 12,985 £845.00 £895.00 £895.00
HEREFORDSHIRE (1)
Hereford 1,660 1,605 1,605 £684.00 £698.00 £698.00
HERTFORDSHIRE (4)
Harwood Park 2,367 2,135 £890.00 £935.00 £935.00
Hitchin (Opened June ‘17) 0 637 £840.00 £840.00 £890.00
Hoddesdon  (Woollensbrook) 0 402 £865.00 £895.00 £895.00
(Opened March ‘17)
West Hertfordshire 3,114 3,273 6,447 £540.00 £560.00 £560.00
ISLE OF MAN (1)
Douglas 597 611 611 £753.50 £783.50 £783.50
ISLE OF WIGHT (1)
Whippingham 1,468 1,548 1,548 £691.00 £761.00 £805.00
KENT (9)
Barham 2,472 2,513 £850.00 £895.00 £930.00
Charing 1,408 1,397 £850.00 £895.00 £930.00
Folkestone 668 789 £932.00 £999.00 £999.00
Gravesend (Opened Jan ‘17) 3 1,054 £720.00 £720.00 £720.00
Maidstone 1,662 1,635 £634.00 £666.50 £666.50
Margate 1,707 1,648 £705.00 £768.00 £813.00
Medway 2,632 1,957 £627.00 £650.00 £685.00
Sittingbourne 1,217 1,232 £720.00 £720.00 £720.00
Tunbridge Wells 2,346 2,414 14,639 £706.00 £726.00 £726.00
LANCASHIRE (9)
Accrington 980 1,033 £625.00 £635.00 £635.00
Blackburn 1,301 1,224 £675.00 £710.00 £710.00
Blackpool 1,983 1,998 £670.00 £705.00 £705.00
Burnley 1,504 1,621 £672.00 £723.00 £723.00
Chorley 1,191 1,231 £936.00 £999.00 £999.00
Lancaster & Morecambe 1,829 1,224 £984.00 £1,055.00 £1,055.00
Lytham St Annes 1,747 1,755 £625.00 £656.00 £656.00
Ormskirk 695 973 £745.00 £795.00 £795.00
Preston 1,391 1,457 12,516 £612.00 £683.00 £683.00
LEICESTERSHIRE (4)
Countesthorpe 1,462 1,387 £860.00 £900.00 £955.00
(South Leicester)
Great Glen (Opened March ‘17) 0 505 £825.00 £845.00 £895.00
Leicester 2,364 2,119 £765.00 £799.00 £799.00
Loughborough 1,695 1,571 5,582 £969.00 £1,035.00 £1,035.00
LINCOLNSHIRE (7)
Alford 1,033 1,110 £610.00 £635.00 £635.00
Boston 883 981 £670.00 £670.00 £670.00
Grantham 1,094 1,154 £910.00 £975.00 £975.00
Great Grimsby 1,769 1,750 £638.50 £638.50 £673.50
Lincoln 1,850 1,908 £670.00 £690.00 £690.00
Scunthorpe 1,638 1,690 £685.00 £699.00 £767.00
South Lincolnshire 803 948 9,541 £700.00 £725.00 £725.00
LONDON (24)
Beckenham 1,653 1,502 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Croydon 1,758 1,772 £760.00 £795.00 £795.00
Eltham 3,875 3,680 £654.00 £670.00 £670.00
Enfield 2,024 1,874 £850.00 £913.00 £913.00
Golders Green 2,049 2,313 £670.00 £690.00 £690.00
Hendon 995 1,061 £650.00 £680.00 £740.00
Honor Oak 1,315 1,948 £729.00 £748.00 £748.00
Islington 909 960 £600.00 £610.00 £680.00
Kingston-upon-Thames 964 919 £599.00 £617.00 £617.00
Lambeth 791 675 £599.00 £615.00 £615.00
Lewisham 1,223 1,235 £680.00 £690.00 £760.00
London (City of) 2,432 2,474 £407.00 £407.00 £407.00
London (East) 520 451 £803.00 £815.00 £815.00
London (South) 888 836 £903.00 £965.00 £965.00
London (West) 1,027 1,025 £650.00 £650.00 £650.00
Manor Park 380 465 £720.00 £760.00 £760.00
Mortlake 2,343 2,292 £575.00 £595.00 £595.00
New Southgate 807 836 £825.00 £875.00 £875.00
North East Surrey 1,726 1,903 £555.00 £570.00 £570.00
Putney Vale 1,281 1,232 £599.00 £599.00 £599.00
Ruislip 3,082 3,062 £649.00 £649.00 £649.00
St Marylebone 674 682 £590.00 £610.00 £610.00
South West Middlesex 2,374 2,635 £490.00 £515.00 £515.00
West Norwood 909 530 36,362 £599.00 £615.00 £615.00
MANCHESTER (GREATER) (14)
Altrincham 1,552 1,668 £654.00 £675.00 £675.00
Atherton (Howe Bridge) 1,186 1,199 £795.00 £845.00 £845.00
Bolton 2,195 2,112 £675.00 £745.00 £745.00
Bury 1,011 1,049 £936.00 £999.00 £999.00
Dukinfield 2,035 2,086 £660.00 £693.00 £719.00
Manchester (Blackley) 1,112 1,095 £632.00 £645.00 £645.00
Manchester (Chorlton-cum-Hardy) 2,021 1,991 £725.00 £740.00 £740.00
Middleton 377 390 £623.00 £724.80 £724.80
Oldham 1,586 1,502 £680.00 £693.00 £693.00
Peel Green 669 701 £740.00 £740.00 £740.00
Rochdale 1,322 1,268 £623.00 £724.80 £724.80
Salford 1,167 1,120 £740.00 £740.00 £740.00
Stockport 2,479 2,569 £675.00 £675.00 £675.00
Wigan 1,128 1,218 19,968 £615.00 £683.00 £688.00
MERSEYSIDE (6)
Birkenhead 3,229 3,041 £643.00 £667.00 £667.00
Liverpool (Anfield) 2,188 2,054 £755.00 £830.00 £830.00
Liverpool (Springwood) 2,343 2,389 £755.00 £830.00 £830.00
St Helens 2,512 2,401 £580.00 £605.00 £605.00
Southport 1,399 1,198 £855.00 £855.00 £867.00
Thornton (Crosby) 1,250 1,303 12,386 £855.00 £855.00 £867.00
NORFOLK (5)
Cromer (Opened in January ‘17) 0 749 £875.00 £915.00 £915.00
Great Yarmouth 1,593 1,434 £698.00 £760.00 £816.00
King’s Lynn 2,209 2,130 £713.00 £734.00 £760.80
Norwich (Earlham Road) 1,648 1,558 £989.00 £1,060.00 £1,060.00
Norwich (Horsham St Faith) 2,242 1,824 7,695 £989.00 £1,060.00 £1,060.00
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (3)
Kettering 2,427 2,017 £736.00 £736.00 £811.00
Northampton 1,667 1,747 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Wellingborough (Nene Valley) 181 695 4,459 £899.00 £899.00 £899.00
(Opened September ‘16)
NORTHUMBERLAND (1)
Blyth 1,566 1,590 1,590 £720.00 £720.00 £720.00
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (5)
Bramcote 2,973 2,762 £615.00 £678.00 £678.00
Gedling (Opened January ‘17) 0 998 £635.00 £695.00 £715.00
Mansfield 2,588 2,501 £623.50 £653.50 £695.50
Nottingham 2,181 1,839 £605.00 £635.00 £659.00
Sherwood Forest 1,177 1,131 9,231 £923.00 £990.00 £990.00
OXFORDSHIRE (3)
Abingdon (South Oxfordshire) 1,423 1,579 £915.00 £950.00 £1,005.00
Banbury 1,072 991 £835.00 £875.00 £875.00
Oxford 1,629 1,539 4,109 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,162.00
SHROPSHIRE (2)
Shrewsbury 1,977 1,902 £699.00 £737.00 £737.00
Telford 1,480 1,563 3,465 £836.00 £890.00 £890.00
SOMERSET (6)
Bath 1,657 1,645 £710.00 £795.00 £795.00
Mendip 708 801 £815.00 £875.00 £875.00
Sedgemoor 870 971 £765.00 £815.00 £840.00
Taunton 1,991 1,998 £750.00 £715.00 £775.00
Weston-Super-Mare 1,376 1,336 £947.00 £947.00 £947.00
Yeovil 1,718 1,752 8,503 £674.00 £690.00 £690.00
STAFFORDSHIRE (5)
Bretby 1,766 1,835 £650.00 £680.00 £680.00
Lichfield 418 726 £638.00 £685.00 £685.00
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,592 1,507 £671.00 £691.00 £691.00
Stafford 1,848 1,906 £675.00 £700.00 £700.00
Stoke-on-Trent 2,165 2,303 8,277 £590.00 £655.00 £655.00
SUFFOLK (4)
Bury St Edmunds 2,288 2,270 £845.00 £895.00 £895.00
Ipswich 820 893 £660.00 £695.00 £695.00
Nacton (Seven Hills) 1,811 1,874 £695.00 £695.00 £743.00
Waveney 772 1,144 6,181 £785.00 £810.00 £854.00
SURREY (3)
Guildford 1,741 1,434 £785.00 £785.00 £785.00
Leatherhead 2,182 2,282 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Woking 1,619 1,651 5,367 £820.00 £860.00 £860.00
SUSSEX (EAST) (4)
Brighton (The Downs) 1,285 1,127 £600.00 £633.00 £633.00
Brighton & Hove (Woodvale) 2,018 1,967 £620.00 £633.00 £633.00
Eastbourne 2,626 2,554 £640.00 £660.00 £660.00
Hastings 1,448 1,480 7,128 £642.00 £688.00 £688.00
SUSSEX (WEST) (3)
Chichester 1,906 1,838 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Crawley (Surrey & Sussex) 3,017 3,065 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Worthing 3,266 3,626 8,529 £795.00 £845.00 £880.00
TYNE & WEAR (7)
Birtley 459 515 £716.00 £724.00 £724.00
Gateshead 1,338 1,346 £716.00 £724.00 £724.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 2,962 2,926 £764.00 £787.50 £818.50
South Shields 1,442 1,502 £754.00 £782.00 £782.00
Sunderland 2,432 2,473 £657.00 £780.00 £780.00
Tynemouth 1,094 1,075 £706.50 £740.50 £740.50
Whitley Bay 941 1,062 10,899 £706.50 £740.50 £740.50
WARWICKSHIRE (4)
Coleshill (Woodlands) 819 943 £710.00 £710.00 £755.00
Leamington Spa 1,711 1,880 £650.00 £685.00 £685.00
Nuneaton 1,928 1,988 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Rugby (Rainsbrook) 875 871 5,682 £775.00 £775.00 £775.00
WEST MIDLANDS (12)
Birmingham (Lodge Hill) 1,937 2,071 £747.00 £814.00 £814.00
Birmingham (Perry Barr) 932 729 £832.00 £890.00 £890.00
Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) 1,919 1,947 £747.00 £814.00 £814.00
Birmingham (Yardley) 1,173 1,671 £747.00 £814.00 £814.00
Coventry 2,478 2,600 £767.00 £812.00 £812.00
Dudley 1,765 1,756 £812.00 £877.00 £877.00
Rowley Regis 914 1,049 £656.00 £682.00 £682.00
Solihull 1,877 1,223 £710.00 £710.00 £755.00
Stourbridge 1,328 1,390 £812.00 £877.00 £877.00
Walsall 2,009 2,092 £781.00 £828.00 £828.00
West Bromwich 2,038 2,143 £656.00 £682.00 £682.00
Wolverhampton 2,570 2,730 21,401 £715.00 £725.00 £725.00
WILTSHIRE (3)
Salisbury 1,509 1,569 £815.00 £842.00 £842.00
Swindon 2,001 2,090 £800.00 £840.00 £880.00
West Wiltshire 2,018 2,086 5,745 £865.00 £915.00 £915.00
WORCESTERSHIRE (3)
Redditch 1,743 1,620 £580.00 £695.00 £753.00
Stourport (Wyre Forest) 1,036 1,099 £885.00 £945.00 £945.00
Worcester 1,942 2,187 4,906 £760.00 £775.00 £838.00
YORKSHIRE (EAST) (3)
East Riding 1,173 1,198 £897.00 £960.00 £960.00
Haltemprice 1,512 1,632 £817.00 £875.00 £875.00
Hull 2,443 2,578 5,408 £640.00 £660.00 £660.00
YORKSHIRE (NORTH) (4)
Harrogate 1,584 1,615 £807.00 £807.00 £885.00
Scarborough 1,156 1,163 £650.00 £699.50 £699.50
Skipton 1,023 1,012 £656.00 £672.00 £672.00
York 2,304 2,267 6,057 £855.00 £875.00 £905.00
YORKSHIRE (SOUTH) (6)
Barnsley 1,932 2,120 £700.00 £707.00 £707.00
Doncaster 2,528 2,550 £700.00 £715.00 £715.00
Rotherham 1,978 1,913 £881.00 £943.00 £943.00
Sheffield (City Road) 1,308 1,355 £690.00 £824.00 £824.00
Sheffield (Grenoside) 2,016 2,032 £685.00 £740.00 £740.00
Sheffield (Hutcliffe Wood) 1,747 1,752 11,722 £690.00 £824.00 £824.00
YORKSHIRE (WEST) (11)
Bradford 1,107 1,089 £694.00 £726.00 £726.00
Dewsbury Moor 1,365 1,290 £699.00 £699.00 £699.00
Halifax 1,775 1,882 £688.10 £814.00 £814.00
Huddersfield 1,714 1,749 £699.00 £699.00 £699.00
Keighley 629 563 £694.00 £726.00 £726.00
Leeds (Cottingley Hall) 1,589 1,753 £809.00 £884.00 £884.00
Leeds (Lawnswood) 1,952 1,839 £809.00 £884.00 £884.00
Pontefract 1,902 1,982 £793.00 £829.00 £829.00
Rawdon 1,940 2,015 £809.00 £884.00 £884.00
Shipley 1,346 1,315 £694.00 £726.00 £726.00
Wakefield 1,202 1,297 16,774 £793.00 £829.00 £829.00
SCOTLAND (28)
Aberdeen 2,435 2,169 £693.00 £693.00 £693.00
Ayr 1,344 1,370 £788.00 £848.00 £848.00
Cardross 716 714 £647.00 £647.00 £647.00
Clydebank 1,325 1,391 £617.00 £642.00 £642.00
Crathes (Opened May ‘16) 254 548 £795.00 £795.00 £795.00
Dumfries (Roucan Loch) 860 950 £740.00 £740.00 £775.00
Dundee 1,708 1,876 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Dunfermline 978 1,180 £642.00 £685.00 £685.00
Edinburgh (Mortonhall) 647 1,627 £708.00 £735.00 £770.00
Edinburgh (Seafield) 1,492 1,145 £692.00 £762.00 £762.00
Edinburgh (Warriston) 2,908 2,234 £692.00 £762.00 £762.00
Falkirk 2,046 1,755 £608.00 £638.00 £728.00
Friockheim 832 878 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,070.00
Glasgow (Craigton) 904 904 £652.00 £700.00 £730.00
Glasgow (Daldowie) 2,874 2,987 £599.00 £605.00 £605.00
Glasgow (The Linn) 1,905 2,141 £599.00 £605.00 £605.00
Glasgow (Maryhill) 1,694 1,668 £625.00 £625.00 £625.00
Greenock 1,042 1,102 £522.00 £585.70 £585.70
Holytown 1,285 1,390 £800.00 £860.00 £860.00
Inverness 1,088 1,113 £849.00 £870.00 £925.00
Irvine 1,497 1,528 £885.00 £950.00 £950.00
Kirkcaldy 1,964 1,970 £642.00 £685.00 £685.00
Melrose (Borders) 777 733 £800.00 £845.00 £845.00
Moray 622 658 £999.00 £1,070.00 £1,128.00
Paisley 1,592 1,651 £625.00 £675.00 £675.00
Perth 1,177 942 £749.00 £749.00 £749.00
South Lanarkshire 1,584 1,594 £599.40 £599.40 £599.40
West Lothian 1,003 1,008 39,226 £800.00 £845.00 £845.00
WALES (16)
Aberdare 1,258 1,480 £655.00 £670.00 £670.00
Aberystwyth 697 659 £795.00 £835.00 £835.00
Bangor 1,077 1,112 £547.50 £547.50 £547.50
Barry (Cardiff & Glamorgan) 1,014 1,171 £750.00 £790.00 £834.00
Bridgend 1,589 1,620 £623.00 £636.70 £658.20
Cardiff 2,787 2,820 £530.00 £540.00 £540.00
Colwyn Bay 1,439 1,047 £569.00 £599.00 £599.00
Gwent 2,970 2,945 £651.00 £671.00 £691.00
Llanelli 1,386 1,479 £695.00 £745.00 £745.00
Margam 1,536 1,496 £585.00 £585.00 £585.00
Narberth 1,432 1,511 £564.00 £581.00 £581.00
Newport (Opened Nov ‘17) 0 70 £795.00 £795.00 £815.00
Pontypridd 1,352 1,147 £655.00 £670.00 £670.00
St Asaph (Opened May ‘16) 619 1,178 £600.00 £790.00 £834.00
Swansea 2,083 2,086 £610.00 £650.00 £678.00
Wrexham (Pentrebychan) 1,976 1,874 23,695 £656.00 £663.00 £663.00
CHANNEL ISLANDS (2)
Guernsey 376 434 £557.00 £570.00 £612.00
Jersey 626 631 1065 £738.50 £738.50 £738.50
NORTHERN IRELAND (1)
Belfast 3,521 3,372 3,372 £364.00 £364.00 £364.00
TOTALS 459,693 467,748 467,748
2017 average cremation fee £735.70
2018 average cremation fee £772.93
2017 average total crematorium charge $744.93
2018 average total crematorium charge £783.18