Complete List Of UK Postcodes - Drilldown by 'Postcode Area'

What is a Postcode Area?

'UK Postcode Areas' were introduced by Royal Mail for seamlessly directing mail to various parts of UK.
A Postcode Area is the highest geographic area followed by Royal Mail in their mail delivery system.
There are 121 postcode areas in UK, In the Table below you can click any of the postal area links to browse its postcodes in the following pages.

History Of UK postal code system

In 1850s due to a huge increase in mail delivery UK postal codes were changed. However due to complete failure of that mail delivery system a new numeric postal code system was discovered in 1934. This new UK postcode system was first put to use by 1954 and was nationally adopted in 1974. Since 1954 UK postcode system has been the best in the world, In terms of management and delivery. The United Kingdom has over 1.8 million postcodes and Royal Mail delivers to almost 30 million addresses.

Postcode Area Map

All UK Postcode Areas

Below is a complete list of UK postcodes based on Postcode areas. This list comprise of only active postcodes. The postcodes which are no longer in use are not shown in the below table.

Postcode AreaArea CoveredPopulationHouseholds# PostcodesActive PostcodesNon-Geographic Postcodes Center Latitude Center Longitude
AB Aberdeen 499692 218798 38529 16951 1 57.30100000 -2.30790000
AL St Albans 249911 99209 11219 7724 0 51.77550000 -0.28398200
B Birmingham 1904293 750842 60537 41598 0 52.46520000 -1.88885000
BA Bath 434539 183530 19611 15004 0 51.22950000 -2.41734000
BB Blackburn 488564 202015 18602 13127 0 53.78720000 -2.33378000
BD Bradford 578374 223952 23103 16974 12 53.82870000 -1.82855000
BH Bournemouth 552110 242907 21928 15167 0 50.75040000 -1.89085000
BL Bolton 379929 159979 13792 10317 0 53.58680000 -2.40784000
BN Brighton 802838 356367 34463 22041 2 50.82890000 -0.11979900
BR Bromley 299157 124954 10467 6882 0 51.39450000 0.04246860
BS Bristol 940076 398197 44759 26647 0 51.44880000 -2.62256000
BT Northern Ireland 1787720 693967 61089 48912 865 54.60360000 -6.38079000
CA Carlisle 318114 140587 16010 12531 0 54.73180000 -3.10891000
CB Cambridge 421151 167640 18826 10345 0 52.20660000 0.18906900
CF Cardiff 1005305 419896 41945 23237 0 51.53440000 -3.29350000
CH Chester 659880 285880 23935 18720 0 53.29050000 -3.02020000
CM Chelmsford 653626 270044 26704 17666 0 51.75790000 0.40421200
CO Colchester 411411 176939 17650 13034 0 51.90310000 0.92446700
CR Croydon 405236 158695 14403 8008 0 51.35600000 -0.10315300
CT Canterbury 482627 206290 19429 14752 0 51.25580000 1.23156000
CV Coventry 821033 341504 27597 20019 0 52.36770000 -1.50131000
CW Crewe 309487 130803 13676 9370 0 53.15520000 -2.45016000
DA Dartford 430139 173329 12599 8981 0 51.44220000 0.22021300
DD Dundee 280568 128312 11165 8915 0 56.53690000 -2.86446000
DE Derby 730125 306586 29575 16969 0 52.93340000 -1.49102000
DG Dumfries and Galloway 151139 67885 7676 6817 0 55.02260000 -3.88089000
DH Durham 309030 132814 11324 8931 0 54.82500000 -1.61407000
DL Darlington 360734 156814 16482 13225 0 54.53300000 -1.66003000
DN Doncaster 756058 320303 27448 21528 0 53.54110000 -0.71993600
DT Dorchester 212796 93053 9643 7773 0 50.75470000 -2.48319000
DY Dudley 410847 171692 14321 10983 0 52.45360000 -2.17686000
E East London 989043 370613 27590 16353 0 51.54350000 -0.01580340
EC Central London 33956 17102 12454 3890 0 51.51870000 -0.09672160
EH Edinburgh 868113 389353 31808 24243 2 55.92660000 -3.22792000
EN Enfield 344780 137907 12869 8546 61 51.68160000 -0.08633010
EX Exeter 547401 235895 28131 22109 0 50.82670000 -3.65588000
FK Falkirk and Stirling 276371 119790 9515 7693 0 56.07720000 -3.85933000
FY Blackpool 276593 125986 9920 7257 0 53.82500000 -3.02281000
G Glasgow 1183614 540601 46238 31610 0 55.86880000 -4.26843000
GL Gloucester 605458 257602 28127 20825 0 51.83690000 -2.17619000
GU Guildford 726120 288537 34982 22029 0 51.23180000 -0.71720000
HA Harrow 480678 169132 17226 10294 0 51.58530000 -0.33610400
HD Huddersfield 262843 111694 10618 7097 0 53.63020000 -1.78275000
HG Harrogate 138214 59455 6239 4395 0 54.03720000 -1.54629000
HP Hemel Hempstead 488592 195951 21390 13853 0 51.72420000 -0.69101900
HR Hereford 176308 75400 7800 6323 0 52.06570000 -2.71942000
HS Outer Hebrides 27663 12565 1080 962 0 57.97870000 -6.69422000
HU Hull 443219 191836 15035 10874 0 53.76800000 -0.35324500
HX Halifax 160137 68980 7309 5654 0 53.72030000 -1.89277000
IG Ilford 335693 119754 9832 5924 0 51.58410000 0.07166700
IP Ipswich 595883 252895 26486 20871 0 52.19450000 1.08445000
IV Inverness 228056 98990 10564 7254 1 57.58690000 -4.11842000
KA Kilmarnock 370877 166467 14008 11584 1 55.56370000 -4.60627000
KT Kingston upon Thames 529633 214274 22073 14272 0 51.36000000 -0.34298800
KW Kirkwall 53132 24290 2089 1828 0 58.65440000 -3.28241000
KY Kirkcaldy 363956 160089 12996 10026 0 56.16250000 -3.21237000
L Liverpool 856675 370680 42841 20467 0 53.41570000 -2.96336000
LA Lancaster 328926 143213 14544 11782 0 54.17110000 -2.90483000
LD Llandrindod Wells 50225 22291 2631 2209 0 52.12910000 -3.34107000
LE Leicester 985352 391460 33974 22149 0 52.64420000 -1.14834000
LL Llandudno 537252 232655 24144 20107 0 53.13320000 -3.71616000
LN Lincoln 293141 126372 11763 9079 0 53.25650000 -0.35635900
LS Leeds 774677 330676 31350 21503 0 53.82270000 -1.55349000
LU Luton 336095 129149 10182 6206 0 51.89650000 -0.50950800
M Manchester 1167414 492884 57971 31613 0 53.47870000 -2.27176000
ME Rochester 606891 245786 21643 16188 0 51.33390000 0.58443400
MK Milton Keynes 508035 202926 22264 15214 0 52.06240000 -0.66612600
ML Motherwell 382997 168005 11574 9589 0 55.77660000 -3.94396000
N North London 847197 344938 28816 17586 47 51.58530000 -0.11403800
NE Newcastle upon Tyne 1162976 510229 44491 33048 0 55.03590000 -1.64216000
NG Nottingham 1163617 493228 36711 28669 0 53.00540000 -1.07257000
NN Northampton 653055 272356 24444 16213 0 52.28890000 -0.84180400
NP Newport 488569 206539 27763 13633 0 51.67300000 -3.01627000
NR Norwich 722618 315784 27836 23235 0 52.64600000 1.34069000
NW North West London 553732 222208 25104 14214 0 51.55470000 -0.19678800
OL Oldham 462590 188194 17524 13028 0 53.58170000 -2.12593000
OX Oxford 613492 242551 34166 19413 0 51.79590000 -1.29043000
PA Paisley 321350 148778 12788 9288 0 56.07130000 -4.91337000
PE Peterborough 890470 373108 38333 26192 0 52.62750000 -0.04470470
PH Perth 165118 73021 7292 6047 0 56.56270000 -3.73434000
PL Plymouth 543016 232152 22071 17374 0 50.42770000 -4.32543000
PO Portsmouth 822540 352453 32366 23975 0 50.80190000 -1.03529000
PR Preston 520366 219388 19575 12915 0 53.72220000 -2.75207000
RG Reading 778419 314408 45060 22939 0 51.40460000 -1.02849000
RH Redhill 531923 217143 23688 15943 0 51.11040000 -0.20851200
RM Romford 517305 205322 14916 9833 0 51.54700000 0.21728300
S Sheffield 1358186 578058 48474 33298 0 53.39410000 -1.41235000
SA Swansea 730075 315791 29030 23134 0 51.76070000 -4.20674000
SE South East London 988126 412444 33476 20559 52 51.46690000 -0.03590020
SG Stevenage 402479 167182 16563 11766 0 51.94660000 -0.15943800
SK Stockport 603540 260549 24655 16368 0 53.37150000 -2.09802000
SL Slough 373407 144554 16470 10732 0 51.51530000 -0.64219900
SM Sutton 217171 87907 6537 4362 0 51.36280000 -0.18462600
SN Swindon 458798 191252 21011 14334 0 51.50560000 -1.89442000
SO Southampton 665472 276330 39581 18210 0 50.92940000 -1.39222000
SP Salisbury 232282 94658 11127 8489 0 51.10830000 -1.77968000
SR Sunderland 250843 109612 8548 6550 8 54.87650000 -1.38939000
SS Southend-on-Sea 518631 216682 17033 11817 0 51.56210000 0.60000900
ST Stoke-on-Trent 644416 275646 22338 17531 0 52.97790000 -2.14621000
SW South West London 877183 382790 35938 20422 0 51.46410000 -0.16749100
SY Shrewsbury 341952 144660 17004 14310 0 52.66400000 -3.04848000
TA Taunton 322408 139414 14461 11587 0 51.05580000 -3.06814000
TD Galashiels 112644 52111 5179 4458 0 55.61400000 -2.52554000
TF Telford 212536 85637 9046 6888 0 52.71330000 -2.46192000
TN Tonbridge 681747 286228 32043 22526 0 51.08520000 0.44137100
TQ Torquay 281112 125365 12992 9930 0 50.45890000 -3.61606000
TR Truro 294061 127803 15013 11910 0 50.21030000 -5.24449000
TS Cleveland 602320 256341 22635 17341 0 54.58490000 -1.22364000
TW Twickenham 491918 193508 19805 11144 0 51.44860000 -0.39016800
UB Southall 371413 126879 11351 7098 0 51.52780000 -0.41738800
W West London 531690 236493 39650 19108 0 51.51150000 -0.19229600
WA Warrington 616482 261804 25269 18069 0 53.39050000 -2.59133000
WC Central London 35745 15757 7388 2729 0 51.51760000 -0.12262800
WD Watford 256476 103336 15744 7319 0 51.65870000 -0.39380300
WF Wakefield 512784 214107 17970 14278 0 53.68550000 -1.49719000
WN Wigan 309156 131514 9020 7088 0 53.53440000 -2.63754000
WR Worcester 287838 122730 12258 8586 0 52.16310000 -2.16862000
WS Walsall 449728 181669 14665 9992 0 52.64910000 -1.95757000
WV Wolverhampton 396187 162933 14122 10435 59 52.58070000 -2.16218000
YO York 562761 242140 33790 18357 0 54.04490000 -0.88759700
ZE Lerwick 23086 9915 742 647 0 60.22160000 -1.19840000