Once you have given your custom area a name and description you can start creating your area by uploading a list of your service postcodes.
Similar to how you initially uploaded your services, you can either copy and paste a list of postcodes from your services or you can upload a CSV file.
The resulting custom area is created using the Output Areas (OAs) in which your list of postcodes reside.
Please note: Any postcodes you upload must be included in your original service data upload. If you are unsure what your services are then check out this article:
Upload a CSV file
- Specify whether you are uploading using postcodes or UPRNs/service references, or let Local Insight ‘Auto-detect’
Please note: With the detection method as Postcodes or UPRNs (as opposed to Auto-detect), there must be no headings on your Excel list, and the method of detection you are using must be in column A. For example, if you select the method of detection as postcodes then Row 1 Column A must be your first postcode.
Paste in list of postcodes
Simply copy your UPRNs or Postcodes and paste them into the box provided. Only paste in UPRNs or Postcodes; no header is required- this will cause an error.