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Q.3/17 is now available!

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

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.3/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • AB12 9FL
  • IM4 4RT
  • PL2 1FB
  • TN2 9UP

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

  • WA5 0HQ -> WA5 0FE

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of July 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' 1,647,284
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 109,028
Total Number of Postcodes 1,756,312
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,021,400
Thoroughfares 905,263
Double Dependent Localities 4,258
Dependent Localities 26,240
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 July 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES NE3 5 HIGH GOSFORTH PARK NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
YES DN19 9 NEW HOLLAND BARROW-UPON-HUMBER
YES AB12 4 ABERDEEN
YES PE1 5 NEWARK EAST PETERBOROUGH
YES CB3 1 CAMBRIDGE
YES YES AB22 9 GRANDHOME ABERDEEN
YES CA22 9 MOOR ROW
YES CM77 7 SKYLINE 120 GREAT NOTLEY BRAINTREE
YES YO91 1 YORK
YES SY4 4 RODINGTON HEATH RODINGTON SHREWSBURY
YES SN3 6 BADBURY PARK SWINDON
YES LL49 0 CRICCIETH
YES LS25 2 LEEDS
YES OX29 7 WINDRUSH INDUSTRIAL PARK WITNEY