Code-Point Open

Get started with geographical analysis, simple route planning and asset management.


Discover hidden patterns in your data. With Code-Point Open, you can display on a map any information that contains a postcode; for example, customer records.

For basic route planning, Code-Point Open will locate your starting and destination postcode, so your software can work out the best roads to take.

Save money and benefit from simple licensing terms. Code-Point Open is free to view, download and use for commercial, education and personal purposes.

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Additional attributes

To give you extra analytical power, Code-Point Open includes NHS authority and administrative unit codes.

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Need more?

If you need more detailed information, such as the number of properties per postcode, the geographical extent of a postcode or postcodes for Northern Ireland, we recommend our premium products, Code-Point and Code-Point with polygons.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

Comma separated values (CSV)

Data structure



Postcode units, eastings, northings, positional quality indicator, NHS regional health authority code, NHS health authority code, country code, administrative county code, administrative district code and administrative ward code.

Update frequency

Quarterly – February, May, August and November


Online download and DVD


Great Britain

 Code-Point OpenCode-PointCode-Point with Polygons.
Postcode unit
Eastings and Northings
Positional quality indicator
Local government codes
NHS codes
PO Box
Domestic delivery points per postcode unit
Non-domestic delivery points per postcode unit
Northern Ireland coverage
Vertical street look-up table
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How is this data supplied and what do I need to use it?

Code-Point Open is available either by download or on DVD. You can open the file with a standard spreadsheet or text editor. To display the information on a map, you'll need geographic information system (GIS) software to use it.

Does Code-Point Open cover Norther Ireland?

Northern Ireland postcodes aren’t included in Code-Point Open, but they are present in Code-Point.

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Code-Point Open is available under the following Licences:

Our open data products are covered by the Open Government Licence (OGL), which allows you to:

  • copy, distribute and transmit the data;
  • adapt the data; and
  • exploit the data commercially, whether by sub-licensing it, combining it with other data, or including it in your own product or application.

We simply ask that you acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the following attribution statement:

  • Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2018
  • Where you use Code-Point Open data, you must also use the following attribution statements:
  • Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right 2018
  • Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2018

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