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Q.1/18 is now available!

PAF Data Q.1/18 (Quarter 1, 18) release shipped 8th January 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.3/17 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.1/18 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.4/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BL0 0BU
  • NR7 7YY
  • CV2 3QN
  • SP7 7BH

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.4/17 release is shown below.

  • B91 9WJ -> B93 3JJ
  • ML11 0ST -> ML12 6ZS

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of December 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' 11,203
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,651,520
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 108,572
Total Number of Postcodes 1,760,092
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,122,829
Thoroughfares 908,293
Double Dependent Localities 4,260
Dependent Localities 26,256
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 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES MK17 7 EAGLE FARM NORTH MILTON KEYNES
YES S75 5 KEXBROUGH BARNSLEY
YES WF17 0 SOOTHILL BATLEY
YES BH20 4 NORTHPORT WAREHAM
YES PE7 8 HAMPTON WATERS PETERBOROUGH