PO postcode area

The PO postcode area, also known as the Portsmouth postcode area,[2] is a group of 34 postcode districts in southern England, within 24 post towns. These cover southeast Hampshire (including Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant, Waterlooville, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Fareham, Rowland's Castle, Emsworth and Hayling Island), southwestern West Sussex (including Chichester and Bognor Regis) and the Isle of Wight.

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Portsmouth postcode area
Postcode areaPO
Postcode area namePortsmouth
Post towns24
Postcode districts34
Postcode sectors130
Postcodes (live)23,806
Postcodes (total)31,316
Statistics as at February 2012[1]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
PO1 PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth, Fratton, Old Portsmouth, Portsea, Landport Portsmouth
PO2 PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth, Hilsea, North End, Tipner, Stamshaw Portsmouth
PO3 PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth, Hilsea, Baffins, Copnor, Anchorage Park Portsmouth
PO4 SOUTHSEA Southsea, Milton, Eastney Portsmouth
PO5 SOUTHSEA Southsea Portsmouth
PO6 PORTSMOUTH Paulsgrove, Cosham, Drayton, Farlington Portsmouth
PO7 WATERLOOVILLE Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook Havant, Winchester
PO8 WATERLOOVILLE Clanfield, Cowplain, Horndean Havant, East Hampshire
PO9 HAVANT Havant Havant
PO9 ROWLAND'S CASTLE Rowland's Castle East Hampshire, Havant
PO10 EMSWORTH Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne Havant, Chichester
PO11 HAYLING ISLAND Hayling Island Havant
PO12 GOSPORT Gosport, Alverstoke, Hardway Gosport
PO13 GOSPORT Gosport Gosport
PO13 LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT Lee-on-the-Solent Gosport
PO14 FAREHAM Fareham, Hill Head, Stubbington, Titchfield Fareham
PO15 FAREHAM Fareham, Titchfield, Whiteley Fareham
PO16 FAREHAM Portchester Fareham
PO17 FAREHAM Wickham Fareham
PO18 CHICHESTER Bosham, Boxgrove, Eartham, East Dean, Goodwood, Funtington, Nutbourne Chichester
PO19 CHICHESTER Chichester, Fishbourne Chichester
PO20 CHICHESTER Selsey, West Wittering, East Wittering, Tangmere, Oving, Westergate, Eastergate Chichester, Arun
PO21 BOGNOR REGIS Bognor Regis, Aldwick, Pagham Arun
PO22 BOGNOR REGIS Bognor Regis, Barnham, Elmer, Felpham, Middleton-on-Sea Arun
PO24 PORTSMOUTH Census 2021 (its main national office) non-geographic
PO30 NEWPORT Isle of Wight
PO31 COWES Cowes, Gurnard Isle of Wight
PO32 EAST COWES East Cowes, Whippingham Isle of Wight
PO33 RYDE Isle of Wight
PO34 SEAVIEW Seaview Isle of Wight
PO35 BEMBRIDGE Bembridge, Whitecliff Bay Isle of Wight
PO36 SANDOWN Isle of Wight
PO37 SHANKLIN Isle of Wight
PO38 VENTNOR Isle of Wight
PO39 TOTLAND BAY Totland Bay, Alum Bay Isle of Wight
PO40 FRESHWATER Freshwater Isle of Wight
PO41 YARMOUTH Isle of Wight


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PO postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BN, GU, RH and SO postcode areas.

See also


  1. "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
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