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Q.2/22 is now available!

PAF Data Q.2/22 (Quarter 2, 22) release shipped 19th April 2022.

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.2/22 password emailed to you).

Customers using our installed Evolution service can check for updates using the AFD PCE Management Interface.

If you are interested in purchasing a product update, then you can do so by using one of the following options:

Recommended Update Confirmation

We recently informed all affected customers using installed AFD address lookup solutions of a recommended update due to expanding data in single areas (typically high-rise apartment buildings). If you have already applied the update there is a test postcode supplied below.

Still need to update? Simply download the latest installer from the ESD http://www.afd.co.uk/update/ and run on each of your users’ PCs. If your pcpv232.dll has been copied anywhere other than the default location for your application, you must ensure this is updated.

Now that the data update has been delivered, a simple test helps ensure it has been applied.

Simply enter the Postcode “E14 9JU”.

If less than 10 addresses are returned, the old dll is being used and needs updating.

If over 80 addresses are returned, you are using the latest dll. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch and our team of specialists can help.

Changes in the latest data

For reference purposes, the table below shows new Postcodes for the last four monthly data releases. Test them in your product to see if it is in your data set.

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL (Q.2/22)

MAY

UB6 0GF

CO4 6EL

KT4 9FG

LN2 4ZN

If you are interested in purchasing monthly data updates, then you can do so by requesting a callback from AFD.

ROYAL MAIL PAF Statistics for the month of May 2022

Number of Postcode
Areas

e.g. 'AB', 'G'

124

Number of Postcode
Districts

e.g. 'AB10'

2,979

Number of Postcode
Sectors

e.g. 'AB10 1'

11,233

Number of Small User Postcodes

e.g. 'AB10 1AL'

1,699,109

Number of Large User Postcodes

e.g. 'AB10 1AD'

89,205

Total Number of
Postcodes

1,788,314

Number of Actual
Delivery Points (does
not include a count
of multi occupancies)

e.g. 'AB10 1AD 1A'

31,393,851

Thoroughfares

942,280

Double Dependent
Localities

4,319

Dependent Localities

26,344

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 May 2022.

NEW LOCALITY IN AREA

NEW SECTOR

POST
CODE

DOUBLE DEPENDANT LOCALITY

DEPENDANT LOCALITY

POST TOWN

YES

DH3 9

WALDRIDGE

CHESTER LE STREET

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