In 2013 proportionately far more people in Horowhenua were aged 65 and over than in Manawatū, including Palmerston North. There was also a higher proportion of Māori, and people lived on a lower median income. Rural Manawatū had a much higher proportion of Europeans than Palmerston North or Horowhenua.
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Source: New Zealand census 2013
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