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Q.4/16 is now available!

PAF Data Q.4/16 (Quarter 4, 16) release shipped 3rd October 2016.

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.4/16 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.4/16 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.4/16 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BH1 3BQ
  • CA1 3RD
  • ML1 5UU
  • ST5 5NT

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.4/16 release is shown below.

  • FY1 9JJ -> FY6 6EG
  • G74 9GF -> G58 1AE

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of November 2016

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' 11,194
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,641,415
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 111,021
Total Number of Postcodes 1,752,436
Number of Actual Delivery Points
(does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 29,877,803
Thoroughfares 900,838
Double Dependent Localities 4,246
Dependent Localities 26,224
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 November 2016

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES MK43 8 WEST END STAGSDEN BEDFORD
YES ST16 1 REDHILL BUSINESS PARK STAFFORD
YES TF4 3 LIGHTMOOR VILLAGE TELFORD
YES PL9 8 SHERFORD PLYMOUTH
YES NE22 6 BROADOAKS BEDLINGTON
CHANGE RH20 1 WEST BURTON PULBOROUGH
YES KY8 9 LEVEN