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Q.1/17 is now available!

PAF Data Q.1/17 (Quarter 1, 17) release shipped 3rd January 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.1/17 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.1/17 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.1/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • CB2 9DU
  • HP5 1DU
  • NR4 7FF
  • TR1 3GN

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.1/17 release is shown below.

  • CT10 3BJ -> CT9 3FF

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of December 2016

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' 11,194
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,642,107
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 110,900
Total Number of Postcodes 1,753,007
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 29,894,055
Thoroughfares 901,357
Double Dependent Localities 4,244
Dependent Localities 26,225
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 December 2016

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES EX5 2 BLACKHORSE EXETER
YES IV2 8 TORNAGRAIN INVERNESS
CHANGE SA3 1 PORT EYNON SWANSEA
YES KA11 5 I3 IRVINE INNOVATION & INDUSTRY IRVINE