new zealand


  • Number of crematoria: unknown
  • Note on the statistics of cremations:
    Most city crematoria are owned and operated by the local council although there has been a trend in recent years towards funeral homes establishing their own small crematory.
    There is no national organisation for these facilities and therefore no accurate details of those currently operating. Within the funeral industry it is acknowledged that 72% of deaths are cremated.

Statistics of cremations:

  Cremations Total Deaths % of Deaths
2014 - 31,063 *72.00
2015 - 31,608 *72.00


* Estimated


Cremation Organisation:
Cremation Society of Canterbury Limited
PO Box 398

General Manager:
Barbara Terry
Date of foundation:
1936 as a private company