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Q.2/17 is now available!

PAF Data Q.2/17 (Quarter 2, 17) release shipped 3rd April 2017.

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.2/17 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.2/17 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.2/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • CA1 3GR
  • DE1 9YP
  • KY3 0DZ
  • TS6 6AF

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.2/17 release is shown below.

  • E1 8QQ -> E1 8QS
  • HP4 2AR -> HP4 1FQ

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of June 2017

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,982
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,198
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,646,422
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 109,396
Total Number of Postcodes 1,755,818
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,001,033
Thoroughfares 904,569
Double Dependent Localities 4,255
Dependent Localities 26,241
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 June 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES NE66 1 SWORDY PARK ALNWICK
YES IP32 6 MARHAM PARK BURY ST. EDMUNDS
YES SK14 9 GLOSSOP
YES CW6 9 FOUR LANE ENDS TARPORLEY
YES DN6 9 STUBBS WALDEN DONCASTER
YES TD12 9 CORNHILL-ON-TWEED
YES LL49 0 PENRHYNDEUDRAETH
YES WV11 9 WOLVERHAMPTON
CHANGE PL18 9 BITTHAMS GUNNISLAKE
YES CO3 4 LEXDEN BRIDGE HAMLET COLCHESTER
YES YO1 0 KIRK HAMMERTON YORK
YES NE63 3 NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA
YES EX32 2 BRAUNTON
YES FK6 9 BONNYBRIDGE
YES OL3 5 KILN GREEN DIGGLE OLDHAM
YES BN99 9 LANCING