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Q.3/19 is now available!

PAF Data Q.3/19 (Quarter 3, 19) release shipped 26th July 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.3/19 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.3/19 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.3/19 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • CW1 4UE
  • HG1 4FQ
  • PE1 5ZA
  • SR2 0FL

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.3/19 release is shown below.

  • PO19 2ZZ -> PO19 8ZZ

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of August 2019

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' 11,200
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,670,088
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 91,139
Total Number of Postcodes 1,761,227
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30.6 million
Thoroughfares 921,810
Double Dependent Localities 4,278
Dependent Localities 26,306
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 August 2019

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES BH24 2 SILVER MIST PARK MATCHAMS RINGWOOD
YES YES TN23 8 CHILMINGTON GREEN ASHFORD
YES HS6 5 GRIMSAY ISLE OF NORTH UIST
YES HA9 7 EAST LANE BUSINESS PARK WEMBLEY
YES RG6 6 EARLEY GATE READING
YES SO21 3 POPHAM MICHELDEVER WINCHESTER