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Inverness (IV3)

The IV3 postcode area is located in the Inverness postcode town region, within the county of , and contains a total of 879 individual postcodes.

There are 30 electoral wards in the IV3 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 IV3 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 IV3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

IV3 postcode in the UK is one of the 22 postcodes in the Inverness post town. The postcode district is located in the Highland region of Scotland and covers the Inverness city and some of its outlying suburbs. The postcode area lies approximately 4.4 miles south of the city centre.

The IV3 postcode area consists of two post towns, Inverness and Beauly. The area mainly covers a flat terrain with few hills, mainly consisting of small villages, farms, and rural countryside.

It is thought that the postcode district dates back to the 19th century, when the Inverness mail system was first proposed in 1831. The Post Office initially allocated “IV” to Inverness-shire, but later changed it to “IV3” to distinguish it from its neighbouring counties.

The population living in the IV3 postcode area is estimated to be just over 18,000. The area is well serviced by local transport, including buses, coaches, trains, and ferries, which connect it to the rest of the United Kingdom and overseas.

The area is served by two major employers, the Insch distillery and a whisky distillery. The Insch distillery produces single malt Scotch whisky from unpeated malted barley.

In terms of leisure, there are several golf courses, beaches, and rivers in the region, as well as hill walking and fishing activities. The area offers a range of outdoor activities, including camping, caravan parks, mountain biking, sailing, and kayaking.

The IV3 postcode area is connected to the rest of the UK by road, rail, ferry, coach, and airways. The area is served by two railway stations, the Inverness Station, and the Beauly Station, both of which are connected directly to the rest of the UK.

The area is also served by Inverness Airport, which has almost twenty daily flights to London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. The airport is also connected to major airports in Europe.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 100%WORKING

0% of people in IV3 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

IV3 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.

 Postal Town Map
Outward CodeIV3
Postal TownInverness
MSOA NameInverness Ballifeary and Dalneigh
Local AuthorityHighland
Area ClassificationUnclassified

IV3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of IV3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Big Burn
Loch Ashie
Lower Drummond
Monaick Burn
South Clunes
South Kessock
Upper Drummond
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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