R78 Update

KEY CHANGES AT R78

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

- There has been an increase in new postcodes, with high concentrations in Belfast (BT), Birmingham (B) and Gloucester (GL).

- 3 new Postcode Sectors have been introduced at R78.

- The new Sectors are:

      - DN22 5

       - GL7 0

       - PE7 4

DETAILED CHANGES BY PRODUCT

PAF Data

- The R78 data is sourced from the April 2024 release of PAF, replacing the January 2024 (R77-2) PAF data.

- The changes include a mixture of new addresses added, old addresses being removed and some addresses changed.

- Premise Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 60,935 from 31,827,746 at the previous release to 31,888,681 at R78.

- Postcode Level PAF - Number of records has increased by 936 from 2,101,589 at the previous release to 2,102,525 at R78.

SuperPro Sector Boundaries, Open Sector Boundaries and Census Sector Pack

- There are 3 new Postcode Sectors at R78.

- The new Sectors are:

       - DN22 5

       - GL7 0

       - PE7 4

- The total number of Postcode Sectors at R78 is 9,582.2011

- Census counts have been projected to reflect latest changes in residential delivery counts.

Geopoint and Geopoint Plus

- 4,105 new postcodes have been introduced, with high concentrations in Belfast (BT), Birmingham (B) and Gloucester (GL).

- 3,409 postcodes that were available at R77-2, are no longer valid at R78.

- Total number of postcodes at R78 is now 1,800,215 - an increase of 696.

- Delivery count data is provided based on April 2024 PAF data.

Geopoint XT

- 4,289 new postcodes have been introduced, with high concentrations in Birmingham (B), Sheffield (S) and London South East (SE).

- 2,900 postcodes that were available at R77-2, are no longer valid at R78.

- Total number of postcodes at R78 is now 1,788,133 - an increase of 1,389.

XT Postcode Unit Boundaries

- There are now 1,785,447 Postcode Unit boundaries, an increase of 1,844 from R77-2.

- The number of Postcode Sectors has increased by 1 to 9,638.

- The number of Postcode Districts remains the same at 2,852.

- The number of Postcode Areas remains the same at 124.

SuperPro Postcode Unit Boundaries

- The R78 product is based on April 2024 postcode geography.

- There have been 3,913 new postcode unit boundaries added and 2,688 removed.

- The total number of postcode units at R78 is 1,724,637.

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