This instant download contains three product files, with circa. 11,248 Postcode Sectors e.g. ‘OX7 5’ (file 1), 2,979 Postcode Districts e.g. ‘OX7’ (file 2) and 125 Postcode Areas e.g. ‘OX’ (file 3), aligned to a count showing the number of Business & Residential properties that feature within the appropriate Postcode Area, District or Sector. Counts are based on addresses / delivery points featured on Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF), which contains circa. 32 million delivery points (every address / delivery point in the UK). Counts within the file are updated quarterly to ensure they remain current, and our clients receive an inclusive complete refresh every three months as part of the service, for no additional fee.
Most of our customers use these product files to overlay address / property density into maps to form “heat” maps, to show how busy / hot a postcode sector, district or area is. Other clients such as door drop agencies will use the files to help prepare their quotes or determine how many procures to order / print for any given area. Other clients will compare quarterly updates to track growth and decline.
You’ll initially receive one compressed file (ZIP), which opens into the three Comma Separated Variable (CSV files). CSV files will open with most software applications, including but not limited to Excel, Word, Notepad, Access, SQL etc. If you require the data supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to try and accommodate you at no extra cost. The output will consist of a single ZIP file that when unpacked will reveal three file variations:
File 1) Postcode Sector
File 2) Postcode District
File 3) Postcode Area
The product files are based on Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (all 32 million deliverable UK addresses/delivery points). We’ve analysed the PAF universe and provided a postcode level count of the properties found within it. The counts exclude Royal Mail’s Multi Residencies (MRES) (rooms or dwellings that sit behind a delivery point / address), e.g. multi occupancies within a building. This product also excludes Royal Mail’s Not Yet Built (NYB) file (properties that are in the planning or building stages).
Downloads are supplied as licensed products, allowing unlimited reuse of the file content for 12 months. You may cancel the licence at any time without penalty. The licence fee you pay covers the considerable effort taken to compile and update the product, including our manual correction and verification, and finally verification against the latest Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey databases. On or before the 11th month, we will write to you, offering to extend the licence for a further 12 months or to let it expire.
As part of the fee paid, we will automatically send you a full product file refresher every 3 months for no additional fee. This will ensure the postcodes and associated content remains current.
We have developed internal quality processes to help ensure the data you purchase is fit for purpose. If you are for some reason not satisfied with the data or our work, we offer a no quibble refund in exchange for your feedback.
£95.00 – £597.00 / year
Instant Download: A link to the data, is emailed upon payment. We will also email a link to the updated version of this file every three months (included in the fee you pay). The download opens into a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) file.
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