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Supported Territories

The PAF dataset covers the UK only. This includes:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Isle of Man

Datapoints Returned by the API#

With respect to our API the following datapoints are returned

CountryCountry Field (country)Post Town Field (post_town)Example Postcode (postcode)ISO Code (Alpha 2, 3)
EnglandEnglandAny English post town, e.g. LONDONSW1A 2AAGB or GBR
ScotlandScotlandAny Scottish post town, e.g. ABERDEENAB10 1BJGB or GBR
WalesWalesAny Welsh post town, e.g. CARDIFFCF5 6HGGB or GBR
Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandAny Northern Irish post town, e.g. BELFASTBT1 2JEGB or GBR
GuernseyChannel IslandsOnly GUERNSEYGY1 1BBGG or GGY
JerseyChannel IslandsOnly JERSEYJE1 1JPJE or JEY
Isle of ManIsle of ManOnly ISLE OF MANIM1 4AUIM or IMN

Patterns to Note#

  • Guernsey and Jersey always return Channel Islands as the country field but Isle of Man returns Isle of Man
  • Guernsey always begin GY
  • Jersey postcodes always begin JE
  • Isle of Man postcodes always begin IM
  • Northern Ireland postcodes always begin BT
  • Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey post_town fields are the territories uppercased

Republic of Ireland#

Republic of Ireland addressing data can be retrieved via the Eircodes dataset maintained by the Government of Ireland.

Unfortunately, we do not provide support for this dataset. Consider using a specialised data vendor.