Off-gas postcodes

List of GB postcodes which lie off the mains gas grid

5 March 2020

In 2014 we published a complete list of Great Britain postcodes that are not connected to the mains gas grid, up-to-date for 2013. The list also added the census area and the co-ordinates of the centre of each postcode on the list.

The list was downloaded over 32,000 times and the news story had over 16,000 views making it our 4th most popular news story ever!

We've now replace the 2013 list with one from 2017 - the most up-to-date data available. The households in areas on this list have no access to mains gas for heating or cooking, and are likely to be reliant upon more expensive forms of heating (oil, electricity, bottled gas).

Click here to download it (xlsx doc, 19MB)

Please be aware that conversion to other file formats such as .xls may result in loss of data, because not all spreadsheets support a sufficient number of rows. After conversion, please check the number of records; there are 381,385 postcodes in this dataset and the final postcode - ZE3 9JZ - should be in row number 381,386.

Note, too, that the data shows only those postcodes with absolutely no gas connection, domestic or non-domestic. That means that postcodes where no homes are on gas, but just one business is on gas, will not be included. There's a note on the spreadsheet to alert people to this fact.

For more open data, check out this section of our website.

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