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Q.3/18 is now available!

PAF Data Q.3/18 (Quarter 3, 18) release shipped 10th July 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.3/18 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.3/18 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.3/18 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • B4 6EQ
  • CH1 9DU
  • LL18 4FR
  • SG5 9FE

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.3/18 release is shown below.

  • BT93 3AA -> BT93 2EH

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of Septmeber 2018

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' 11,206
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,660,263
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 106,281
Total Number of Postcodes 1,766,544
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,350,683
Thoroughfares 914,689
Double Dependent Localities 4,268
Dependent Localities 26,284
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 September 2018

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES PE36 5 THORNHAM HUNSTANTON
YES BA2 3 SPRING WHARF BATH
YES EH16 4 EDINBURGH BIOQUARTER EDINBURGH