Data and SKiN Software Release – R69 – October 2019

KEY CHANGES AT R69

Please see below the key postcode changes that have occurred at this release:

  • New Postcodes added: Over 4,800 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Leicester (LE), Reading (RGE) and Birmingham (B).
  • Invalid Postcodes removed: Over 2,300 Postcodes that were valid at the previous release, are no longer valid at R69.

HOW DO THE R69 CHANGES AFFECT YOU?

The data changes made within every update could have major implications when using Geoplan software for planning or analysis purposes. By ensuring the software is kept up to date, you can be confident in the accuracy of the relevant output, for example (but not limited to) the following:

  • Accurate plotting of customer or prospect locations.
  • Efficient and up to date sales territory structures.
  • Accurate sales performance analysis.
  • Correct targeting of market resource.

By not updating Geoplan Postcode software, systems will quickly become out of date and accuracy of analysis / results may be compromised. We therefore recommend that you apply your update at the earliest opportunity.

DETAILED CHANGES BY PRODUCT

SKiN Mapping Software

  • New Postcodes added: Over 4,800 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Leicester (LE), Reading (RG) and Birmingham (B).
  • Invalid Postcodes removed: Over 2,300 Postcodes that were valid at the previous release, are no longer valid at R69.
  • Postcode Sectors & Census Demographics: 
    o Data Update: Data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R69.

PAF Data

  • The R69 data is sourced from the September 2019 release of PAF, replacing the June 2019 (R68-2) PAF data.
  • The changes include a mixture of new addresses added, old addresses being removed and some addresses changed.
  • Postcode Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 2,533 from 2,057,548 at the previous release to 2,060,081 at R69.
  • Premise Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 65,843 from 30,546,975 at the previous release to 30,612,818 at R69.

Geopoint

  • 4,810 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Leicester (LE), Reading (RG) and Birmingham (B).
  • 2,393 postcodes that were available at R68-2, are no longer valid at R69.
  • Total number of postcodes at R69 is now 1,762,168 - an increase of 2,417.

Geopoint Plus

  • 4,810 new Postcodes have been introduced with high concentrations in Leicester (LE), Reading (RG) and Birmingham (B).
  • 2,393 postcodes that were available at R68-2, are no longer valid at R69.
  • Total number of postcodes at R69 is now 1,762,168 - an increase of 2,417.
  • Delivery Count information is included based on September 2019 PAF data.

Geopoint XT

  • The R69 product is now based on August 2019 postcode geography.
  • There are 5,468 new Postcodes at R69.
  • There are 13,885 postcodes from the previous supply that are no longer valid in R69.
  • The total number of Postcodes at R69 has decreased by 8,417 from 1,757,579 to 1,749,162.

Geopoint XT Plus

  • The R69 product is now based on August 2019 postcode geography and the September 2019 release of Royal Mail’s PAF data.
  • There are 5,478 new Postcodes in R69.
  • There are 2,629 postcodes from the previous supply that are no longer valid in R69.
  • The total Number of Postcodes at R69 has increased by 2,849 from 1,757,579 to 1,760,428.
  • Delivery Count information is included based on September 2019 PAF data.

Geoplan XT Sector, District and Area Boundaries

  • The boundaries have been updated to reflect changes in the August 2019 postcode geography.

Geoplan XT Unit Boundaries

  • The boundaries have been updated to reflect changes in the August 2019 postcode geography.

SuperPro Postcode Sector Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R69 data sourced from the September 2019 release of Royal Mail’s PAF data product.
  • Census Demographic data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R69.

SuperPro Postcode Unit Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R69 data sourced from the September 2019 release of Royal Mail's PAF data product.

Open Sector Boundaries

  • Postcode Boundaries reflect the R69 data sourced from the September 2019 release of Royal Mail's PAF data product.
  • Census Demographic data has been updated, by projecting the figures in line with the residential delivery counts at R69.

Geoplan Census Sector Pack

  • The R69 product includes 2011 census counts projected to reflect changes in residential delivery counts.

Administrative Boundaries

  • The R69 product is based on the May 2019 Boundary-Line release from Ordnance Survey