Central Postcode Directory (November 2015)
The Central Postcode Directory (CPD) has been compiled for users by NISRA Geography. It relates both current and terminated postcodes in Northern Ireland to a range of statutory, administrative, electoral and other area geographies.
The CPD is available for use by all Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement(NIMA) customers or those working on behalf of NIMA customers (this includes all Northern Ireland Civil Service Departments, Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies and Local Councils). Non-NIMA customers can licence the product by contacting Land and Property Services.
The CPD provides a direct look-up between postcodes as of November 2015 and a range of geographies including Local Government Districts, Wards, Small Areas, Census Super Output Areas and Parliamentary Constituencies among others. A full list can obtained in the Guidance Notes which can be viewed via the link below. In particular, the main new development is the inclusion of Settlements according to the Review of the Statistical Classification and Delineation of Settlements, as published by a subgroup of the Cross-Departmental Statistics Coordinating Group in March 2015. In addition to the settlement name, settlement band and the default urban-rural classification, it also includes indicators whether the centroid of a postcode is within 20 or 30 minutes travel of a major settlement, as well as banded travel times to Belfast and Derry. A further addition is a lookup to the Travel to Work Areas (2011), as published by the Office for National Statistics in August 2015.
Downloading the CPD
Before Downloading the CPD: