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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:
Users must sign and return the Terms and Conditions document to receive a password for access to download CPD from this website.

Central Postcode Directory - Download Formats
Access 2003 Format (14.9MB) Access Icon
Text File - Dollar ($) separated variables (5.88MB) Text Icon


Supporting Documents
CPD Accuracy by Geography xls Icon
Introduction to Postal Geography & Geo-Referencing PDF Icon
Guidance Notes PDF Icon
CPD Methodology Flow Chart PDF Icon
Advice on Linking CPD Tables PDF Icon



While NISRA endeavour to ensure the CPD is as accurate as possible, NISRA can give no guarantee to the accuracy or completeness of the data presented.  Further clarification on any aspect not already covered relating to the transfer or dissemination of the data on the Central Postcode Directory should be directed to:-


NISRA Geography
Demographic Statistics
McAuley House
2-14 Castle Street
BELFAST

BT1 1SA

Email: deprivation.NISRA@finance-ni.gov.uk