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Q.1/20 is now available!

PAF Data Q.1/20 (Quarter 1, 20) release shipped 7th January 2020.

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.1/20 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.1/20 data

For reference purposes, new postcodes added in the Q.1/20 release of the AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test them in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • BA2 8FE
  • DA1 5XG
  • IP7 5FN
  • TW1 1FD

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.1/20 release is shown below.

  • GL13 9FE -> GL13 9FF

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of January 2020

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' 11,207
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,675,230
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 90,960
Total Number of Postcodes 1,766,190
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30.6 million
Thoroughfares 925,411
Double Dependent Localities 4,286
Dependent Localities 26,310
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 January 2020

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES SA14 6 CROSS HANDS EAST INDUSTRIAL PARK CROSS HANDS LLANELLI
YES TN23 3 CHILMINGTON GREEN ASHFORD
YES YO8 9 GATEFORTH PARK SELBY
YES CB6 7 FORDHAM ELY