DE Postcode Area for the Derby Region


A wide range of spatial data has been analysed to present this overview of the DE Postcode. If you would like anything added, please contact us.


This section of the site is all about the DE Postcode area, also known as the Derby Postal Area. Explore links to the next level to learn more about specific postcode districts such as DE1.

Detailed map of DE Derby Postcode Area
Detailed map showing districts and posttowns in the DE Area

Quick Facts about the DE Postcode

DE Area Statistics
Width from East to West 25.77 mi
Height from North to South 42.19 mi
Area of DE 682.20 mi²
Maximum Width 43.36 mi
Perimeter of Postcode Area 203.58 mi
Number of Postcode Districts 24
Number of Postcode Sectors 96
Number of Post Towns 11
Number of Postcodes 17,413

The DE postcode area represents a group of postal districts in the Derby area of the United Kingdom. The area code DE stands for the letters d and e in DErby. DE has a population of 730,620 and covers an area of 1,766,908 hectares. Fun fact: 1.12% of the population of Great Britain lives in this area.

The postcode area falls within the following counties: Derbyshire (82.74%), Staffordshire (13.15%), Leicestershire (4.06%), Nottinghamshire (0.05%).

Where is the DE Postcode Area?

The DE Derby Postcode is in the East Midlands of England. TheDE postal area borders the following neighbouring postal areas: CV - Coventry, LE - Leicester, B - Birmingham, WS - Walsall, ST - Stoke-on-Trent, SK - Stockport, NG - Nottingham and S - Sheffield, and is located inland.


Map of the DE Derby Postcode Area

Explore the DE Derby postcode area by using our interactive map.

Map Showing Location of the DE postcode area
Where is the DE Postcode Area
A word cloud for the DE postcode area
A word cloud for the DE Postcode Area

How built up is the DE Postcode?

I've calculated the total area covered by building footprints within the DE postcode area.
By analyzing this against the total area, I've determined the percentage of the area that's developed, this will give you an idea of how urban or rural the DE postcode region is.
The higher the percentage the more urban the area is. For example the least urban district is DE45 and the most urban is DE1.

Building Area Summary
Postcode District Total Area (m²) Footprint Area (m²) Built Percentage %
DE45 128,954,436 908,753 0.70%
DE6 413,682,824 3,388,121 0.82%
DE4 192,172,201 2,535,766 1.32%
DE73 70,821,404 1,185,645 1.67%
DE12 102,697,793 1,782,845 1.74%
DE13 155,676,556 3,108,878 2.00%
DE72 60,417,965 1,308,317 2.17%
DE65 95,666,073 2,122,829 2.22%
DE56 95,050,351 2,396,430 2.52%
DE15 34,323,047 1,141,729 3.33%
DE74 45,851,213 1,765,581 3.85%
DE55 88,226,733 3,678,012 4.17%
DE5 31,041,505 1,433,938 4.62%
DE7 58,749,401 2,825,324 4.81%
DE22 36,802,798 2,176,298 5.91%
DE11 36,880,448 2,280,812 6.18%
DE21 43,391,106 3,051,743 7.03%
DE75 13,069,947 929,951 7.12%
DE3 11,700,723 845,056 7.22%
DE14 15,290,526 2,350,970 15.38%
DE24 18,773,448 2,915,931 15.53%
DE23 13,649,609 2,199,996 16.12%
DE1 4,021,521 917,553 22.82%
DE Total 1,766,911,628 (m²) 47,250,478 (m²) 2.67%

Postcode Districts within the DE Derby Postcode Area

There are 23 postcode districts within the Derby postcode area

Map of the DE Postcode Area

A map showing the boundary of DE in relation to other areas

There are 13 towns within the Derby postcode area.

Map of Posttowns in the DE
Map of Posttowns in the DE Postal Area
Area of the DE postcode area
Unit Area²
Hectares 1,766,908²
Miles 6,822²
Feet 190,188,210,212²
Kilometres 17,669²

Postal Delivery Offices serving the DE Derby Postcode Area

  • Alfreton Delivery Office
  • Ashbourne Delivery Office
  • Bakewell Delivery Office
  • Belper Delivery Office
  • Burton On Trent Delivery Office
  • Castle Delivery Office Nington Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Derby Provincial Delivery Office
  • Derby Town Delivery Office
  • Hatton Delivery Office
  • Heanor Delivery Office
  • Ilkeston Delivery Office
  • Kegworth Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Matlock Delivery Office
  • Ripley (de) Delivery Office
  • Swadlincote Delivery Office

Postcode Areas Closest to DE

Towns and Villages within the DE Derby Postcode Area