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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.4/17 release is shown below.

  • BT34 1UB -> BT34 5FP

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of November 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' 11,202
Number of Small User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AL' 1,650,689
Number of Large User Postcodes e.g. 'AB10 1AD' 108,490
Total Number of Postcodes 1,759,179
Number of Actual Delivery Points (does not include a count of multi occupancies) e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A' 30,106,466
Thoroughfares 907,663
Double Dependent Localities 4,259
Dependent Localities 26,253
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 2017

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA NEW SECTOR POSTCODE DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY DEPENDANT LOCALITY POST TOWN
YES MK17 8 GLEBE FARM MILTON KEYNES
YES SG5 4 FAIRFIELD HITCHIN
YES WA3 3 STONE CROSS PARK GOLBORNE WARRINGTON
YES PE30 4 HARDWICK NARROWS KING'S LYNN
YES NE23 1 ST. NICHOLAS MANOR CRAMLINGTON
YES CW9 5 WITTON NORTHWICH
YES DN20 9 GREETWELL BRIGG
YES SG18 8 STRATTON BUSINESS PARK BIGGLESWADE
YES IM99 8 PORT ERIN ISLE OF MAN