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Q.4/18 is now available!

PAF Data Q.4/18 (Quarter 4, 18) release shipped 10th October 2018.

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.4/18 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.4/18 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.4/18 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BN1 4RB
  • E1 2FA
  • HP1 9SL
  • PR2 0WX

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.4/18 release is shown below.

  • CB2 1SA -> CB2 1SR

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of October 2018

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,983
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,207
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,661,173
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 105,753
Total Number of Postcodes 1,766,926
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,377,169
Thoroughfares 915,335
Double Dependent Localities 4,269
Dependent Localities 26,287
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 October 2018

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES BH11 9 BEARWOOD BOURNEMOUTH
YES EX3 9 BRADNINCH EXETER
CHANGE PE7 8 HAMPTON WATER PETERBOROUGH
YES IP28 1 RED LODGE BURY ST. EDMUNDS
YES NR12 8 CANGATE NEATISHEAD NORWICH