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Q.4/17 is now available!

PAF Data Q.4/17 (Quarter 4, 17) release shipped 10th October 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.3/17 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.4/17 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.4/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BL2 3PF
  • IM2 2FB
  • NG8 6BF
  • UB1 3EX

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.3/17 release is shown below.

  • BT34 1UB -> BT34 5FP

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of September 2017

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' 11,199
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,648,837
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 108,745
Total Number of Postcodes 1,757,582
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,062,866
Thoroughfares 906,382
Double Dependent Localities 4,260
Dependent Localities 26,247
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 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES CA11 0 SLAPESTONES STAINTON PENRITH
Change AB51 4 HARLAW INDUSTRIAL ESTATE INVERURIE
YES DE24 3 DERBY
YES TF4 3 LIGHTMOOR VILLAGE TELFORD
YES WF17 6 LIVERSEDGE
YES AL5 3 KINSBOURNE GREEN HARPENDEN
YES IP23 9 DISS
YES KW1 9 WICK