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Manchester
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Coordinates: 53°28′37″N2°16′12″W / 53.477°N 2.270°W / 53.477; -2.270
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
M
Postcode area name
Manchester
Post towns 3
Postcode districts 48
Postcode sectors302
Postcodes (live)31,686
Postcodes (total)58,623
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area, [2] is a group of postcode districts in the North West of England.

Contents

The districts are subdivisions of three post towns: Manchester, Salford and Sale and cover parts of all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, primarily the cities of Manchester and Salford and the majority of the borough of Trafford.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
M1MANCHESTER Piccadilly, City Centre, Market Street Manchester
M2MANCHESTER Deansgate, City Centre Manchester
M3
(Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9)
MANCHESTER City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield Manchester
M3
(Sectors 5, 6 and 7)
SALFORD Blackfriars, Greengate, Trinity Salford
M4MANCHESTER Ancoats, Northern Quarter, StrangewaysManchester
M5SALFORD Ordsall, Seedley, Weaste, University Salford
M6SALFORD Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Langworthy, Seedley, Charlestown Salford
M7SALFORD Higher Broughton, Cheetwood, Lower Broughton, Kersal Salford
M8MANCHESTER Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill Manchester
M9MANCHESTER Harpurhey, Blackley Manchester
M11MANCHESTER Clayton, Openshaw, Beswick Manchester
M12MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M13MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M14MANCHESTER Fallowfield, Moss Side, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Victoria Park, Longsight Manchester
M15MANCHESTER Hulme, Manchester Science Park, Old Trafford Manchester, Trafford
M16MANCHESTER Firswood, Old Trafford, Whalley Range, Moss Side Manchester, Trafford
M17MANCHESTER Trafford Park, The Trafford Centre Trafford
M18MANCHESTER Abbey Hey, Gorton Manchester
M19MANCHESTER Levenshulme, Burnage Manchester, Stockport
M20MANCHESTER Didsbury, Withington Manchester
M21MANCHESTER Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow MoorManchester
M22MANCHESTER Wythenshawe, Northenden, Sharston Industrial AreaManchester
M23MANCHESTER Baguley, Brooklands (Manchester and Trafford), Roundthorn Industrial EstateManchester, Trafford
M24MANCHESTER Middleton, Alkrington, Chadderton Rochdale, Oldham
M25MANCHESTER Prestwich, Sedgley Park, Simister Bury
M26MANCHESTER Radcliffe, Stoneclough Bury, Bolton
M27MANCHESTER Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Wardley, Agecroft Salford
M28MANCHESTER Worsley, Walkden, Boothstown, Mosley Common, Wardley Industrial EstateSalford, Wigan
M29MANCHESTER Tyldesley, Astley Wigan
M30MANCHESTER Eccles, Monton, Peel Green, Winton, Patricroft, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellesmere Park Salford
M31MANCHESTER Carrington, Partington Trafford
M32MANCHESTER Stretford Trafford
M33SALE Sale, Brooklands (Manchester and Trafford) Trafford, Manchester
M34MANCHESTER Denton, Audenshaw Tameside
M35MANCHESTER Failsworth Oldham
M38MANCHESTER Little Hulton Salford
M40MANCHESTER Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath Manchester
M41MANCHESTER Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Trafford Park Trafford
M43MANCHESTER Droylsden Tameside
M44MANCHESTER Irlam, Cadishead Salford
M45MANCHESTER Whitefield Bury
M46MANCHESTER Atherton Wigan
M50SALFORD Salford Quays, MediaCityUK Salford
M60
(Sectors 1 and 7)
MANCHESTERLarge user and PO Box (located geographically in M1)Manchester
M60
(Sectors 2 and 8)
MANCHESTERLarge user and PO Box (located geographically in M2)Manchester
M60
(Sectors 3 and 9)
MANCHESTERLarge user and PO Box (located geographically in M3)Manchester
M60
(Sectors 4 and 0)
MANCHESTERLarge user and PO Box (located geographically in M4)Manchester
M60
(Sectors 5 and 6)
MANCHESTERManchester XManchester
M60
(Sector 9)
SALFORDLarge user and PO BoxSalford
M61MANCHESTERManchester XManchester
M90MANCHESTER Manchester Airport Manchester
M99MANCHESTERManchester X; JD Williams (located geographically in M1 and M3)Manchester

Changes

The M50 district of Salford was formed out of west of M5 in 2002. [4]

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    M postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BL, OL, SK, WA and WN postcode areas.

    Former scheme

    Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Manchester along with other major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield was divided into numbered postcode districts. With a few exceptions these numbers made up the outcode (the first part of the postcode). The districts were based on Manchester and Salford together and districts outside the city boundaries were also included.

    For example, the City Centre had postcode districts 1 - 4 (north-east, south, west and north-west respectively: Manchester 1 was around Piccadilly and 4 was around Victoria). 5, 6, 7 and 8 were in Salford and then the sequence continued across north Manchester and so round to M17 (Trafford Park). M18 onwards were further out still.

    See also

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