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Q.1/19 is now available!

PAF Data Q.1/19 (Quarter 1, 19) release shipped 11th January 2019.

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.1/19 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.1/19 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.1/19 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BA2 3GR
  • GU1 2WN
  • KW16 9AE
  • RH2 2FY

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.1/19 release is shown below.

  • SE16 1PU -> SE16 7PU

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of March 2019

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,980
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,198
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,665,135
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 91,672
Total Number of Postcodes 1,756,807
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,470,610
Thoroughfares 918,275
Double Dependent Localities 4,274
Dependent Localities 26,293
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 March 2019

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES IV2 7 STRATTON INVERNESS
YES RH4 1 PIXHAM DORKING
YES RH5 6 PIXHAM DORKING
YES OX18 1 BRIZE NORTON CARTERTON
YES CH3 9 GATESHEATH TATTENHALL CHESTER