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Inverness (IV16)

The IV16 postcode area is located in the Inverness postcode town region, within the county of , and contains a total of 61 individual postcodes.

There are 7 electoral wards in the IV16 postcode area, including Achnasheen, Alness, Ardgay, Avoch, Beauly, Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Fochabers, Forres, Fortrose, Gairloch, Garve, Invergordon, Inverness, Isle Of Skye, Kyle, Lairg, Lossiemouth, Muir Of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Plockton, Portree, Rogart, Strathcarron, Strathpeffer, Strome Ferry, Tain, Ullapool which come under the local authority of the Highland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 0% of people in IV16 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of IV16 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The IV16 postcode is an area of Scotland which is located in the southeast region of the country. It covers the areas of Ardersier, Lochloy and Croy. It is in the Highland council area and its main town is Nairn.

The IV16 postcode is a relatively small area with a population of approximately 2800 people, according to a 2011 census. The area's economy is primarily based on tourism and agriculture, both providing significant employment.

The beauty of the Scottish Highlands is on full display in the scenic location of IV16, with a range of attractions aimed at outdoor activities available. Walking, cycling and fishing are among the activities visitors can participate in here. Skiing is also available at nearby Fort William.

One of the main attractions in the IV16 postcode is the spectacular Inverness Castle. The castle dates back to 1057 and, although the castle is now used mainly for setting up court hearings, it remains one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks.

The nearby historic town of Nairn also has plenty of tourist attractions, including a range of shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs, and parks. Nairn is also well known for golf courses, with Nairn Championship Golf course featuring an impressive 18-hole course.

The IV16 postcode is also home to Culbin Forest, a picturesque key wildlife site which is located near the mouth of the River Lossie. It is a great place to see a variety of woodland birds and is an important habitat for numerous species of flora and fauna.

For arts fans, the area also has The Woodland Centre in Nairn, which has a range of craft stalls and artists' studios. In addition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is another must-see attraction in the IV16 postcode. It is home to a range of permanent and special exhibitions related to Scottish history and culture as well as contemporary and international art.

The postcode is also served by a variety of transport links, including buses and trains. The closest train stations in the area are at Nairn and Forres, connecting the area with the rest of Scotland.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 100%WORKING

0% of people in IV16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 0%AB
  • 0%C2/C2
  • 0%DE

According to census records, 0% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 0%WHITE
  • 100%NON-WHITE

0% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of

IV16 is located in the county of , in Scotland.

has a total population of 0, making it the largest county in the UK.

has a total area of square miles, and a population density of people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

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Outward CodeIV16
Postal TownInverness
MSOA NameRoss and Cromarty East
Local AuthorityHighland
Area ClassificationUnclassified

IV16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of IV16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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