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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 hot-spots 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.

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.

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.

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.


Technical specification
Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatComma separated values
Data structureVector
AttributesIncludes postcode units, eastings, northings, NHS® health authority codes, administrative codes, PO box indicator and types of delivery points.
ScaleUp to 1:1250
Update frequencyQuarterly - February, May, August and November
SupplyDownload and DVD
CoverageGreat Britain and Northern Ireland


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.

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