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What is Postcode Finder?
Postcode Finder or Postal Code Finder tool allows you to find out the postcode of any UK address. Postcode finder also helps to give precise information like nearest station, distance, police force, water supplier about the postcode you are finding.
What is Postal Code?
A postal code is a series of letter and numbers (and sometimes special characters like space, dash etc) included in the postal address to enable better sorting of the mails. Each postcode covers either a group of postal addresses or a single big institution.
What is the Difference Between Postcode and ZIP Code?
Different countries in the world use different standard terms locally for the postal code. United Kingdom uses the term postcode as a standard term whereas the United States uses the term the ZIP code as a standard term which is the acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.
An Outward Code is the first part of the postcode(before space). It is 2-4 characters long and always start with a letter but may end up with a number or letter. It is used to indicate the local area where a mail needs to be delivered. In the postcode SW1A 1AA , SW1A is the Outward Code. Postcode finder tool is designed to explain the Outward Code of the address you are searching. An Outward Code is further divided into Postcode Area and Postcode District.
A Postcode Area is the first part of the Outward Code. It is an initial string of the letters(all the characters before the first number). It is 1 or 2 characters long and always alphabetical. In the postcode SW1A 1AA , SW is the Postcode Area whic falls under post town South Western.
The Postcode District is the last part of Outward Code. It is one digit, two-digit or a digit followed by a letter. In the postcode SW1A 1AA , 1A is the Postcode Disctrict.
The Inward Code is the second part of the postcode(after space). It is always three characters long and always begins with a letter. The Inward Code assists in the delivery of post within a postal district. In the postcode SW1A 1AA , 1AA is the Inward Code. You can find out the Inward Code of a postcode using the Postcode Finder tool.
Postcode Sector is the first part of the Inward Code. It is made up of a single digit (the first character of the inward code). In the postcode SW1A 1AA , 1 is the Postcode Sector.
The Postcode Unit is the second part of the Inward Code. It is the 2 characters added after the postcode sector. Each postcode unit generally represents a street, part of a street, a single address, a group of properties, a single property, a sub-section of the property, an individual organisation. The level of discrimination is often based on the amount of mail received by the premises or business. In the postcode SW1A 1AA , AA is the Postcode Unit.
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Postcode System in the UK
UK has one of the best postal code system in the world. This system was adopted nationally between 1960 - 1970 and then improved by Royal Mails which is the oldest postal service company in the UK. Each postcode(e.g. SW1A 1AA) is consist of two parts, named as Outward Code (e.g. SW1A) and the Inward Code (e.g. 1AA). The Outward Code and Inward Code are separated by a single space.
Postcode Finder Result Details
Postcode finder does not just give you postcode of an address. On top of it also gives you the detailed information about the postal area which includes parish area, ward, constituency, nearest railway station, distance, water supplier and police force of the postcode you are searching.
|Total postcode areas||124|
|Total postcode district||2,984|
|Total postcode sectors||11,197|
|Total postcode units||1,767,416|
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Nations Covered in Postcode Finder
Postcode finder is capable of providing postcode data of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in United Kingdom
How to Use Postcode Finder?
Simply start typing the address initials in the search area, select the appropriate address and click on the 'Find Postcode' button.
Can I Search by Postcode?
Yes! you can search by postcode. Postcode finder will render all the available information available about the postcode provided in the search.
Source of Information
Postcode finder uses publicly available data published by government. To help you to find postcode and its precise details, we have captured and analysed around 1.8 Million postcodes.