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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.1/18 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.1/18 release is shown below.

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

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of January 2018

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,985
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,204
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,653,117
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 108,224
Total Number of Postcodes 1,761,341
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,147,857
Thoroughfares 909,493
Double Dependent Localities 4,264
Dependent Localities 26,261
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 January 2018

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES DE4 4 HOPTON WIRKSWORTH MATLOCK
YES PE21 7 FRAMPTON BOSTON
YES PE1 5 NEWARK EAST PETERBOROUGH
YES ME16 9 ALLINGTON MAIDSTONE
YES BA2 3 SPRING WHARF BATH
YES SM4 4 LOWER MORDEN MORDEN
YES OX25 2 BICESTER GATEWAY BICESTER
YES PL22 0 GREAT WESTERN VILLAGE LOSTWITHIEL
YES GL10 3 GREAT OLDBURY STONEHOUSE