Postcode Wards are the key building block of UK administrative geography, being the
areas used to elect local government Councillors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan
districts, unitary authorities and the London boroughs(unitary authorities in Wales; council
areas in Scotland; and district council areas in Northern Ireland).
Postcode Wards are found in Scotland, Northern Ireland and most of England.
In Wales, the Isle of Wight and several of the new Unitary Authorities the equivalent areas
are legally termed 'electoral divisions', although they are frequently also referred to as
The only part of the UK without electoral wards/divisions is the Isles of Scilly which has
its own council but no electoral zoning.
Postcode boundaries and administrative boundaries are created independently
and therefore bear no relation to each other. This database therefore is an
essential tool to relate residential and business addresses to
Postcode Ward Applications
The Postcode Ward data is ideal
for relating Postcodes and address information to the respective
ward, district or borough. Therefore the data is ideal for
relating residential or business addresses to council areas for public
service provision or for determining all Postcodes and addresses
falling within specified Wards and Districts.
- Full Postcode
- Postcode Sector
- Postcode District
- Postcode Area
- Ward Code
- Ward Name
- District Code
- District Name
- Region Code
- Region Name
- County Code
- County Name
- Country Code
- Country Name
- Local Authority Executive
- When Introduced
- When Retired
The Postcode Ward data covers the
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
The data is supplied as a Comma
Separated Variable (CSV) delimited text file using double quotes by default. This field
format will open very easily using
almost any software application including but not limited to Excel, Word, Notepad, Access,
SQL etc. Due to the size of the file,
older versions of Excel may not be an option as Excel limits any file size
to around 65,000 rows / records.
The Postcode Ward data is by default emailed at the time of
order using a secure download link delivery method. If you require the
data supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to accommodate you where
reasonable to do so at no extra cost.
The Postcode Ward list is licensed
annually for each user that has access to it.
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown
copyright and database right 2012. Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail
copyright and database right 2012.
The file is updated every three months and free
updates will be made available to you so long as your licence remains current.