Question: How much ash is there after cremation?
Answer: The average weight of ashes after cremation is around 6lbs or 3 kilos: equivalent to three bags of sugar. It varies between men and women, with men 7.1lbs (+ or – 1.2lbs) which is 3.2kg for woman 4.9lbs (+ or – 1lbs) which is 2.2kg. It relates to the weight of bone the person had in their body. People are often surprised by the amount they receive back, they tend to expect a lot less. Some premature babies do not have any ash afterwards as the bones had not had chance to form properly.