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Q.2/17 is now available!

PAF Data Q.2/17 (Quarter 2, 17) release shipped 3rd April 2017.

If you have purchased an update (and have been sent installation details), it can be downloaded from our website at http://www.afd.co.uk/update/ (you will be asked for your serial number and Q.2/17 password emailed to you).

If you are interested in purchasing a product update, then you can do so by using one of the following options:

Changes in the Q.2/17 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.2/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • CA1 3GR
  • DE1 9YP
  • KY3 0DZ
  • TS6 6AF

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.2/17 release is shown below.

  • E1 8QQ -> E1 8QS
  • HP4 2AR -> HP4 1FQ

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of April 2017

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,984
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,197
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,644,909
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 110,096
Total Number of Postcodes 1,755,005
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 29,965,962
Thoroughfares 903,425
Double Dependent Localities 4,252
Dependent Localities 26,236
Post Towns 1,500

NEW SECTORS AND LOCALITIES

The table below shows the sectors and localities that have been applied to the main PAF system from April 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES SA61 2 PRENDERGAST HAVERFORDWEST
YES RG20 9 WASH WATER NEWBURY
YES YES MK43 1 CRANFIELD BEDFORD
YES DD8 9 KIRRIEMUIR
YES PE16 6 TICK FEN CHATTERIS
YES ST19 5 LYNE HILL PENKRIDGE STAFFORD
YES PE6 9 LANGTOFT FEN LANGTOFT PETERBOROUGH
YES HU15 1 HUMBER ENTERPRISE PARK BROUGH
YES PE2 8 STANGROUND SOUTH PETERBOROUGH
YES PE7 3 ALWALTON HILL PETERBOROUGH
YES CT1 2 ST. RADIGUNDS CANTERBURY
YES L19 3 GARSTON LIVERPOOL
YES EH32 2 LONGNIDDRY
YES PO20 4 CHICHESTER