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Q.2/18 is now available!

PAF Data Q.2/18 (Quarter 2, 18) release shipped 9th April 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.2/18 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.2/18 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.

  • BD5 8FF
  • DY5 9BG
  • IV2 6EP
  • PL6 6FT

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.2/18 release is shown below.

  • WV99 2GX -> WV99 2ND

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of April 2018

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' 11,206
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,655,333
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 107,883
Total Number of Postcodes 1,763,216
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,207,383
Thoroughfares 911,189
Double Dependent Localities 4,267
Dependent Localities 26,267
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 April 2018

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES NE29 6 SMITHS DOCKS NORTH SHIELDS
YES UB7 8 YIEWSLEY WEST DRAYTON
YES UB7 9 YIEWSLEY WEST DRAYTON
YES AB21 7 PARKHILL CROSSROADS NEWMACHAR ABERDEEN
YES NE63 0 ESSENDENE RISE NORTH SEATON ASHINGTON
YES CA6 4 CARLISLE LAKE DISTRICT AIRPORT CARLISLE
YES NE24 5 HUTTON PARK BLYTH
YES KA11 4 NORTH NEWMOOR IRVINE
YES NE23 8 THE FAIRWAYS CRAMLINGTON
YES GU11 1 WELLESLEY ALDERSHOT
YES BH21 4 WIMBORNE MINSTER BICESTER