Postcode district boundaries:
|Postcode area name|
|Statistics as at May 2020|
The B postcode area, also known as the Birmingham postcode area,is a group of 79 postcode districts in central England, within 15 post towns. These cover the central portion of the West Midlands (including Birmingham, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Smethwick, Solihull, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Oldbury and Rowley Regis), plus northeast Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove and Redditch), north and west Warwickshire (including Alcester, Studley and Henley-in-Arden), and part of southeast Staffordshire (including Tamworth).
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area(s)|
|B1||BIRMINGHAM||Birmingham City Centre, Broad Street (east)||Birmingham|
|B2||BIRMINGHAM||Birmingham City Centre, New Street||Birmingham|
|B3||BIRMINGHAM||Birmingham City Centre, Newhall Street||Birmingham|
|B4||BIRMINGHAM||Birmingham City Centre, Corporation Street (north)||Birmingham|
|B5||BIRMINGHAM||Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank||Birmingham|
|B6||BIRMINGHAM||Aston, Birchfield, Birmingham , Witton||Birmingham|
|B8||BIRMINGHAM||Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley||Birmingham|
|B9||BIRMINGHAM||Bordesley Green, Bordesley||Birmingham|
|B11||BIRMINGHAM||Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Tyseley||Birmingham|
|B12||BIRMINGHAM||Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate||Birmingham|
|B14||BIRMINGHAM||Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Druids Heath, Highter's Heath, Warstock||Birmingham|
|B18||BIRMINGHAM||Winson Green, Hockley||Birmingham|
|B19||BIRMINGHAM||Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield||Birmingham|
|B20||BIRMINGHAM||Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Birchfield||Birmingham|
|B23||BIRMINGHAM||Erdington, Stockland Green, Short Heath, Perry Common||Birmingham|
|B24||BIRMINGHAM||Erdington, Wylde Green, Tyburn||Birmingham|
|B25||BIRMINGHAM||Yardley, Hay Mills||Birmingham|
|B29||BIRMINGHAM||Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, California (part of)||Birmingham|
|B30||BIRMINGHAM||Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley||Birmingham|
|B31||BIRMINGHAM||Northfield, Longbridge, West Heath||Birmingham|
|B32||BIRMINGHAM||Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton, California (part of)||Birmingham|
|B33||BIRMINGHAM||Kitts Green, Stechford||Birmingham|
|B34||BIRMINGHAM||Shard End, Buckland End||Birmingham|
|B36||BIRMINGHAM||Castle Bromwich, Smith's Wood, Bromford, Hodge Hill||Birmingham, Solihull|
|B37||BIRMINGHAM||Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst, Fordbridge||Solihull|
|B38||BIRMINGHAM||Kings Norton, West Heath||Birmingham|
|B40||BIRMINGHAM||National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport, Marston Green, Bickenhill||Solihull|
|B42||BIRMINGHAM||Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead||Birmingham|
|B43||BIRMINGHAM||Great Barr, Hamstead||Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall|
|B44||BIRMINGHAM||Perry Barr, Kingstanding, Great Barr||Birmingham|
|B45||BIRMINGHAM||Rednal, New Frankley, Rubery, Cofton Hackett, Barnt Green, Lickey, Longbridge, Northfield (part)||Birmingham, Bromsgrove|
|B46||BIRMINGHAM||Water Orton, Coleshill, Nether Whitacre||North Warwickshire|
|B62||HALESOWEN||Halesowen (east), Romsley, Hunnington, Quinton (part)||Dudley, Bromsgrove, Birmingham|
|B63||HALESOWEN||Halesowen (west and town centre), Hayley Green, Hasbury||Dudley, Bromsgrove|
|B64||CRADLEY HEATH||Cradley Heath, Old Hill||Sandwell|
|B65||ROWLEY REGIS||Rowley Regis, Blackheath||Birmingham, Sandwell|
|B66||SMETHWICK||Smethwick (east and north), Bearwood (east)||Sandwell|
|B67||SMETHWICK||Smethwick (west), Bearwood (west), Londonderry||Sandwell|
|B68||OLDBURY||Langley, Brandhall, Quinton (part of)||Sandwell|
|B70||WEST BROMWICH||West Bromwich (south, west and town centre)||Sandwell|
|B71||WEST BROMWICH||West Bromwich (north)||Sandwell|
|B72||SUTTON COLDFIELD||Sutton Coldfield town centre, Maney, Wylde Green, Erdington||Birmingham|
|B73||SUTTON COLDFIELD||Boldmere, New Oscott, Wylde Green||Birmingham|
|B74||SUTTON COLDFIELD||Four Oaks, Mere Green, Little Aston, Streetly||Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall|
|B75||SUTTON COLDFIELD||Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge|
|B76||SUTTON COLDFIELD||Walmley, Minworth, Pype Hayes (part), Curdworth, Lea Marston||Birmingham, North Warwickshire|
|B77||TAMWORTH||Tamworth, Wilnecote, Amington||Tamworth, North Warwickshire|
|B78||TAMWORTH||Tamworth, Fazeley, Kingsbury, Polesworth||Tamworth, North Warwickshire|
|B79||TAMWORTH||Tamworth, Warton||Tamworth, North Warwickshire|
|B90||SOLIHULL||Shirley, Solihull Lodge, Major's Green, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green||Solihull, Bromsgrove|
|B92||SOLIHULL||Olton, Elmdon, Bickenhill, Hampton-in-Arden||Solihull|
|B93||SOLIHULL||Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath, Tilehouse Green||Solihull|
|B94||SOLIHULL||Hockley Heath, Earlswood||Solihull, Warwick|
|B97||REDDITCH||Redditch (west), Callow Hill, Webheath||Redditch|
|B98||REDDITCH||Redditch (east), Beoley||Redditch|
Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Birmingham along with other major cities were divided into numbered postal districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode).
For example, Great Barr was formerly Birmingham 22 (now B43 and 44) and Smethwick was formerly Smethwick 40 and 41 (now B66 and 67).
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The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area, is a group of postcode districts in the North West of England.
The DE postcode area, also known as the Derby postcode area, is a group of 23 postcode districts in central England, within 11 post towns. These cover south and central Derbyshire, parts of east Staffordshire and north-west Leicestershire, and very small parts of Nottinghamshire.
The HP postcode area, also known as the Hemel Hempstead postcode area, is a group of twenty-four postcode districts in England, within eleven post towns. These cover north-west Hertfordshire and central Buckinghamshire.
The LN postcode area, also known as the Lincoln postcode area, is a group of thirteen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of seven post towns. These cover central Lincolnshire, including Lincoln, Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Rasen and Woodhall Spa.
The MK postcode area, also known as the Milton Keynes postcode area, is a group of 26 postcode districts in England, within five post towns. These cover north Buckinghamshire, west and north Bedfordshire and very small parts of Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The ML postcode area, also known as the Motherwell postcode area, is a group of twelve postcode districts in south-central Scotland, within twelve post towns. These cover most of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, plus very small parts of West Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
The NG postcode area, also known as the Nottingham postcode area, is a group of 29 postcode districts in the East Midlands of England, which are subdivisions of seven post towns. These cover central Nottinghamshire, parts of south-west Lincolnshire and small parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
The LS postcode area, also known as the Leeds postcode area, is a group of 29 postcode districts in England, within six post towns. These cover northern West Yorkshire and some parts of North Yorkshire.
The DH postcode area, also known as the Durham postcode area, is a group of twelve postcode districts in north-east England, which are subdivisions of five post towns. These districts cover northern County Durham and south-west Tyne and Wear, plus a very small part of Northumberland.
The CA postcode area, also known as the Carlisle postcode area, is a group of 28 postcode districts in north-west England, within 22 post towns. These cover northern and central Cumbria, including Carlisle, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven, Maryport, Cockermouth, Egremont, Alston, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Beckermet, Brampton, Cleator, Cleator Moor, Frizington, Holmrook, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Moor Row, Ravenglass, Seascale, St Bees and Wigton, plus a very small part of Northumberland.
The BD postcode area, also known as the Bradford postcode area, is a group of 24 postcode districts in England, within seven post towns. These cover northwestern West Yorkshire and southwestern North Yorkshire, plus very small parts of Lancashire.
The PL postcode area, also known as the Plymouth postcode area, is a group of 35 postcode districts in South West England, within 25 post towns. These cover west Devon and east Cornwall.
The SP postcode area, also known as the Salisbury postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in southern England, within six post towns. These cover south Wiltshire and parts of north Dorset and west Hampshire.
The ST postcode area, also known as the Stoke-on-Trent postcode area, is a group of 21 postcode districts in England, within six post towns. These cover much of north and central Staffordshire, plus very small parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire.
The AB postcode area, also known as the Aberdeen postcode area, is a group of 33 postcode districts in north-east Scotland, within 24 post towns. These cover the Aberdeen council area, Aberdeenshire and east Moray.
The FK postcode area, also known as the Falkirk postcode area, is a group of 21 postcode districts in central Scotland, within 18 post towns. These cover most of the Falkirk council area, most of the Stirling council area and Clackmannanshire, plus small parts of Fife, Perth and Kinross, and Argyll and Bute.
The PR postcode area, also known as the Preston postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in North West England, within four post towns. These cover south-west Lancashire and north Merseyside.
The TF postcode area, also known as the Telford postcode area, is a group of thirteen postcode districts in England, within six post towns. These cover north-east Shropshire, including Telford, Broseley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport and Shifnal, plus a small part of west Staffordshire.
The G postcode area, also known as the Glasgow postcode area, is a group of postcode districts in central Scotland, within five post towns. These districts are primarily centered on Glasgow itself, and West Dunbartonshire, plus parts of the council areas of Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and Stirling.