WF Postcode Area for the Wakefield Region


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


This section of the site is all about the WF Postcode area, also known as the Wakefield Postal Area. Explore links to the next level to learn more about specific postcode districts such as WF1.

Detailed map of the WF Postcode Area
Detailed map showing districts and posttowns in the WWF Hull Area

Quick Facts about the WF Postcode

WF Area Statistics
Width from East to West 23.82 mi
Height from North to South 13.09 mi
Area of WF 191.50 mi²
Maximum Width 23.88 mi
Perimeter of Postcode Area 103.58 mi
Number of Postcode Districts 18
Number of Postcode Sectors 75
Number of Post Towns 11
Number of Postcodes 14,498

The WF postcode area represents a group of postal districts in the Wakefield area of the United Kingdom. The area code WF stands for the letters w and f in WakeField. WF has a population of 512,657 and covers an area of 495,996 hectares. Fun fact: 0.79% of the population of Great Britain lives in this area.

The postcode area falls within the following counties: West Yorkshire (98.94%), North Yorkshire (1.04%), South Yorkshire (0.02%).

Where is the WF Postcode Area?

The WF Wakefield Postcode is in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region of England. TheWF postal area borders the following neighbouring postal areas: HD - Huddersfield, BD - Bradford, YO - York, S - Sheffield, DN - Doncaster and LS - Leeds, and is located inland.


Map of the WF Wakefield Postcode Area

Explore the WF Wakefield postcode area by using our interactive map.

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

How built up is the WF Postcode?

I've calculated the total area covered by building footprints within the WF 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 WF postcode region is.
The higher the percentage the more urban the area is. For example the least urban district is WF4 and the most urban is WF13.

Building Area Summary
Postcode District Total Area (m²) Footprint Area (m²) Built Percentage %
WF4 91,950,215 2,333,599 2.54%
WF11 44,630,013 1,246,648 2.79%
WF8 61,043,122 1,708,383 2.80%
WF7 26,153,394 1,158,529 4.43%
WF9 45,685,512 2,334,738 5.11%
WF3 30,464,608 1,705,676 5.60%
WF14 16,604,881 1,035,197 6.23%
WF12 24,516,925 1,691,547 6.90%
WF2 36,456,128 2,809,715 7.71%
WF10 32,703,262 2,561,988 7.83%
WF15 10,843,560 865,411 7.98%
WF5 12,801,726 1,163,326 9.09%
WF1 20,494,218 1,864,418 9.10%
WF6 15,273,319 1,533,060 10.04%
WF17 16,105,767 1,997,785 12.40%
WF16 3,598,586 578,916 16.09%
WF13 6,671,077 1,135,362 17.02%
WF Total 495,996,313 (m²) 27,724,298 (m²) 5.59%

Postcode Districts within the WF Wakefield Postcode Area

There are 17 postcode districts within the Wakefield postcode area

Map of the WF Postcode Area

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

There are 18 towns within the Wakefield postcode area.

Map of Posttowns in the WF
Map of Posttowns in the WF Postal Area
Area of the WF postcode area
Unit Area²
Hectares 495,996²
Miles 1,915²
Feet 53,388,513,444²
Kilometres 4,960²

Postal Delivery Offices serving the WF Wakefield Postcode Area

  • Batley Delivery Office
  • Caldergrove Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Calderway Delivery Office
  • Crigglestone Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Crofton Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • East Ardsley Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Flockton Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Heckmondwike Delivery Office
  • Hemsworth Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Middlestown Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Notton Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Ossett Delivery Office
  • Pontefract Delivery Office
  • Robin Hood Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Ryhill Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Sharlston Common Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • South Elmsall Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • South Kirkby Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Stanley Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Upton (wf) Scale Payment Delivery Office
  • Wakefield Delivery Office
  • Whitwood Delivery Office

Postcode Areas Closest to WF

Towns and Villages within the WF Wakefield Postcode Area