This was the second election under universal male suffrage, and the last before the dissolution of the empire. At that dissolution it was the German representatives that formed the first truly Austrian legislative body. In the German-speaking areas the results however were similar to the previous election of 1907, with the Christian Socials as the largest party (76 seats), followed by the Social Democrats (43) and the German People's Party (32). Both the major parties lost seats, and the parties which gained were the moderate centre and the radicals. Results varied by province, with Lower Austria providing the political base for the two largest parties. There was a wide difference between rural areas (Christian Social) and urban (Social Democrat), a split (social cleavage) that had become more evident since 1907, with the Christian Socials losing their support in the outer belt of Viennese districts. Support for the German People's party was more even. The German people's party found its support in the middle strata of Austrian society. On the other hand industrialists rejected this party in favour of the Freisinnige group, particularly the German Progressive Party, as did the more prosperous merchants.
Amongst the non-German nationalities, the results also differed widely between nations (Pech 1989).
The original results were published in the Österreichische Statistik (Neue Folge Vol. 7, Fasc. 1).