UK Postcode Data and Statistics

Geoinformation, maps, downloads and statistics for UK Postcodes


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UK Postcode is an online resource that uses data associated with UK postcodes to allow searches, maps, downloads and comments. This data can assist you with marketing, research and other data analysis.

To get started, try the search page where you can search for a postcode, a postcode district or area.

Postcode Facts and Trivia

  • London originally had postcodes N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, AND NW (the 8 compass points). As time passed EC and WC (East and West Central) were added. NE and S were removed, leaving N, E, SE, SW, W, NW, EC and WC
  • The Hex code of the red post box is #A23B3C
  • One of the origins of the word post is : c. 1500, "riders and horses posted at intervals" to provide direct and rapid communication of messages and letters from one place to another by relays, from post on notion of riders and horses "posted" at intervals along a route. Probably formed on model of French poste in this sense (late 15c.)
  • In 1985 the Optical Character Recognition system was introduced. This automatically reads the postcode on printed addresses and prints the appropriate phosphorescent dots on to the envelope. This allowed letters to be sorted at a much faster rate
  • The last two letters in a postcode are never taken from C, I, K, M, O or V

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List of Postcode Areas

AB, AL, B, BA, BB, BD, BH, BL, BN, BR, BS, BT, CA, CB, CF, CH, CM, CO, CR, CT, CV, CW, DA, DD, DE, DG, DH, DL, DN, DT, DY, E, EC, EH, EN, EX, FK, FY, G, GL, GU, GY, HA, HD, HG, HP, HR, HS, HU, HX, IG, IM, IP, IV, JE, KA, KT, KW, KY, L, LA, LD, LE, LL, LN, LS, LU, M, ME, MK, ML, N, NE, NG, NN, NP, NR, NW, OL, OX, PA, PE, PH, PL, PO, PR, RG, RH, RM, S, SA, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SN, SO, SP, SR, SS, ST, SW, SY, TA, TD, TF, TN, TQ, TR, TS, TW, UB, W, WA, WC, WD, WF, WN, WR, WS, WV, YO, ZE