Code-Point® precisely locates 1.7 million postcode units in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each unit contains an average of 15 adjoining addresses.


For direct marketers, Code-Point helps you maximise your response rates by targeting customers in the best postcodes for your offering.

Code-Point is a powerful insights tool. It shows up geographical hotspots so you can target local action on, for example, petty crime or disease outbreaks.

We give you the split between residential and commercial addresses in each postcode. This lets you work out which areas to target for services like business broadband.

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Beyond the postcode

Code-Point includes NHS region and area codes, local government county, district and ward codes. This gives you insights over a wide range of public policy outcomes.

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UK coverage

Code-Point includes postcodes in Northern Ireland, so you can analyse data and provide accurate online look-ups right across the United Kingdom.

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Value for money

Code-Point is an economical planning or marketing tool if you don’t need to analyse data at the level of individual addresses. For even deeper insight, we recommend Code-Point with polygons.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

Comma separated values (CSV)

Data structure



Includes postcode units, eastings, northings, NHS® health authority codes, administrative codes, PO box indicator and types of delivery points.


Up to 1:1250

Update frequency

Quarterly – February, May, August and November


Download and DVD


Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 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
 Free downloadGet dataGet data
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Does Code-Point include postcodes in the Isle of Man?

Code-Point includes 121 postcode areas in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but does not include the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

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Code-Point is available under the following Licences:

Explore our data

You’re welcome to try out this data for free under our Data Exploration Licence.

Internal business use

When using OS data in your own business, you need our Framework Contract (Direct Customers) together with a data contract.

Creating products or services

To use this data commercially in your own products and services, or to distribute it, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.

Collective mapping agreements

These products are available to members of public sector organisations under the following agreements:

Find out more in our Public sector licensing guide ›

This product is available under the:

  • Media Licence. We encourage the use of OS maps in the media – TV, films, print and online. Sign up free to give your consumers valuable context via an authoritative map.
  • Publishing licence. This is suitable for one-off publishing of maps in publications, on merchandising and websites.
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