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Q.4/19 is now available!

PAF Data Q.4/19 (Quarter 4, 19) release shipped 15th October 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.4/19 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.4/19 data

For reference purposes, new postcodes added in the Q.4/19 release of the AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test them in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BT2 8FR
  • FK1 9GH
  • SA1 1LD
  • WC2B 5AN

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.4/19 release is shown below.

  • EX1 9WW -> EX3 9BT

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of November 2019

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' 11,200
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,673,362
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 90,716
Total Number of Postcodes 1,764,078
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30.6 million
Thoroughfares 924,100
Double Dependent Localities 4,285
Dependent Localities 26,309
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 2019

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES CW6 9 EATON HILL TARPORLEY
YES CF62 4 BRO TATHAN SOUTH ST. ATHAN BARRY
YES CF62 4 BRO TATHAN NORTH ST. ATHAN BARRY
YES CF62 4 BRO TATHAN EAST ST. ATHAN BARRY
YES CF62 4 BRO TATHAN WEST ST. ATHAN BARRY
YES ME14 4 THURNHAM MAIDSTONE
YES CA10 1 HIGH BANK HILL KIRKOSWALD PENRITH
YES YES CF72 4 LLANILID PONTYCLUN
YES EX6 7 SPLATFORD BARTON KENNFORD EXETER
YES YES IP25 5 WATTON THETFORD
YES IP25 5 CARBROOKE THETFORD