OS Code-Point with polygons contains postcode boundaries for Great Britain, including the extent of each postcode unit. It captures every fully matched address in the correct boundary and within the sector boundaries prescribed by Royal Mail, and is significantly more accurate than previous products of this type.
A boundary clearly shows the national extent of each postcode unit, enabling non-addressable data to be analysed on a postcode basis, and results can be related to local authority and National Health areas.
- Market analysis and profiling
- Statistical analysis
- Crime pattern analysis
- Resource allocation
- Sales targeting
- Route planning
- Combine with base mapping to give geographical bearing
- Combine with statistical data for analysis purposes
- Can be incorporated into Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
There are approximately 1.7 million postcode units in England, Scotland and Wales and about 46,000 in Northern Ireland. Each postcode unit, such as KY12 8UP or PO14 2RS, contains an average of fifteen adjoining addresses.
Note: If you want a product indicating a postcode point rather than postcode area, we recommend using Code-Point.
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