Essential Data Updates

In January 2021 the Postcode Address File (PAF) contained 30,968,535 delivery points.
Just 12 months later the number of delivery points has grown by 341,379 to total 31,309,914!

This figure alone justifies the importance of having access to the latest available data to validate and cleanse address details, but as we dig deeper the total number of changes within PAF grows further:

Localities added                                                              43

New postcodes                                                                34,475

Delivery point changes                                                  76,992

 PAF Facts

Number of Postcode Areas                                           124

Number of Postcodes                                                     1,785,571

Number of Post Towns                                                    1,500

Number of organisations that rely on PAF                 40,000

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