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Q.2/17 is now available!

PAF Data Q.2/17 (Quarter 2, 17) release shipped 3rd April 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.2/17 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.2/17 data

For reference purposes, a new postcode added in Q.2/17 release of AFD Postcode products is shown below. Test it in your product to see if it is in your data set.

  • CA1 3GR
  • DE1 9YP
  • KY3 0DZ
  • TS6 6AF

For reference purposes, a sample postcode that has changed in the Q.2/17 release is shown below.

  • E1 8QQ -> E1 8QS
  • HP4 2AR -> HP4 1FQ

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of March 2017

Number of Postcode Areas e.g. 'AB', 'G' 124
Number of Postcode Districts e.g. 'AB10' 2,984
Number of Postcode Sectors e.g. 'AB10 1' 11,196
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,644,125
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 110,359
Total Number of Postcodes 1,754,484
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 29,946,670
Thoroughfares 902,849
Double Dependent Localities 4,251
Dependent Localities 26,233
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 March 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES RH17 5 CUCKFIELD HAYWARDS HEATH
YES IP6 0 CODDENHAM IPSWICH
YES NE61 6 HEPSCOTT PARK STANNINGTON MORPETH
YES PE20 3 SWINESHEAD BRIDGE SWINESHEAD BOSTON
YES CH7 6 BERTH DOU RHOSEMOR MOLD
YES PE21 7 FRAMPTON BOSTON